Take flight

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life? ~Rumi

Human lives were always dependent on each other and with every other species. We were interconnected in ways which were symbiotic and supporting each other. Especially with other beings, we evolved together. We were the species which brought meaning and purpose to a lot of life and able to articulate the aspirations and dependencies better. We were the only species which knew the truth and the absolute creation as a whole. We discovered new lands, invented things to make our lives better, and we were ever curious. Our curiosity has led to everything we use in our modern lives. We are perhaps one of the very few species which was able to take a broader perspective on life and evolution. Something is happening to us in the evolutionary journey as we grow our dependence on very fewer species, and our curiosity gets limited to information creation and access. We have become too dependant on financial based sustenance and success based on wealth creation; we are missing our capabilities which are within.We are getting used to our limitations rather than questioning them. What we are truly capable is what we have to rediscover from within ourselves.

Only when we know that we carry wings, can we spread them

Only when we spread the wings, can we fly!

Human potential is truly unlimited. The depth of human thought or strength of human will, the courage of the heart or the power of survival, the fight of the ailing body or the grit of the connected mind, the vastness of intelligence or the potential of human determination, the finesse of the healing touch or the beauty of compassion – everything is an incomparable gift in collective to our human evolution. Yet, we have or beginning to forget our true nature and become addicts to convenience. We know our strength through human evolution, but we have to be careful of not losing it. We have fought through generations to become what we are; we cannot crawl in our existence now. To look beyond the maze of mental barriers and physical limits, we have to move up to a terrace. To look beyond our weak ties of communities and small nuances of everyday life we have to look through a window of an airplane. To look beyond geographical boundaries and embrace the oneness of the planet we have to be in space. To look beyond what we can and to embrace our true nature we just have to close our eyes and look within. Only by rediscovering our true nature can know our wings and unfold them. Only when we soar we can see the bigger picture. When we do, the world becomes one and gets smaller, and we begin to become insignificant.

Empty weakness

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“Give your weakness to one who helps.” ~ Rumi

We have been living in a world where showing your weakness is considered really bad. When you cannot express weakness and if it has a negative connotation, why would you even uncover your weakness? We have become so used to not just seeing it, but live in a state of denial about our weakness. Only when we know what is less, we can then seek for it. There must not be any hindrances in us to go and seek what is missing in us. Accepting that we do not have someone or something is the first step towards getting there. Why do we have to see weakness in a negative light? What you do not have or possess is something that you can get or acquire. Why make a big issue out of it? When you are able to see weaknesses in this light – first acceptance is born. You accept yourself that you have some and you do not have some other. There is absolutely no right or wrong. That comes only in a state of pure acceptance. Denial has no place in this, denial is living in a constant veil of a misconception. The minute you remove denial, everything is fine. what you have and what you do not have. These lines of Rumi are part of a longer poem, which has these lines too.

Crying out loud and weeping are great resources. A nursing mother, all she does is wait to hear her child. Just a little beginning-whimper, and she’s there.

The more you deny, the more weak you get. Let go and you are free.

What we are taught is to contain and not display our weaknesses. It is true that the more we keep them, they stay with you, making you more weak. Why deny something which you do not want? If you do not want something you must let it go, or fill it with what can take that away. You have to cry out loud of your weakness. You must believe that someone is there to take care of your weakness. A mother is always waiting for the child’s cry. She knows what to do to remove that weakness of the child. The more the child contains, the more it suffers. The minute the mother knows, the pain is gone. You have to first know where and how you are weak, say it aloud, be open and willing to let go. You do not need to be weak, you need the strength and someone is willing to give you that. Only when you consciously know what you need, you will find it. Only when you are empty, you can fill yourself. Never let weaknesses fill you, for there is no space for strength. Pour it out so your mother will come. The mother who can nurse all your wants.

There is no point of being a stone. You are made of emotions and weaknesses. There is absolutely no denial in that, let the emotions flow, let your tears out, howl in knowing your weakness – goodness and strength awaits to fill you up!

Break your heart

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“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens” ~Rumi

We all have had many heart breaks in life. We have faced it many times, but every time it shakes us to the core. We always wonder – “why me?”. Be it friends who betray at the worst times, friends whom you thought are the best partners but suddenly disappear from your life without a reason nor a trace, be it the person you thought you were madly in love with, who end up being such an alien whom you wondered “is this for real?”, or be it family – the people whom you can always trust as a place to go back to but suddenly turning against you. All of this breaks us up. We have to patiently stitch our lives together after such things. We have to carefully do it, even though we break down again and again during that process. Sometimes, we end up doing these things on us knowingly. We end up breaking relationships which hurts us so bad, we break down again. We feel that we are doing the right thing by doing these. Almost all of these times, we forget that whenever we break down we rise up wiser and stronger.

The more and more we break down, the soul becomes clearer and clearer.

The trick is to remember every break down. We want to forget our bad moments that we hold so much hatred towards. We must not attach hatred to the tough times, rather see it as opening us. We have to be thankful for each of these heart breaks. Only with them, we will find the real us. It is hard, as it concerns the heart. I see this as the more and more we break down, the soul becomes clearer and clearer. You are able to see yourself, act upon, concentrate on your strength, become wiser only when you go deeper and see your soul. That happens only in the moments where you break yourself apart. The heartaches caused by people really makes you go deeper and deeper inside yourself. The more tears we shed, the more it clears the cloud of illusionary relationships. The more we discover that we are much more purer than what we think we are. The minute we open our hearts, an amazing world of grace, love, peace and compassion awaits.

Go ahead, feel the inner you, drop the layers of hatred, drop the memories of the past, you will arise fresh and stronger. clearer and focussed. determined and driven. Full of peace and emanate love. That is the real you.