Reflections; Rumi ~

The Diwan-i-Shamsi Tabrizi ~ Rumi the Mystic

Let go of your worries
and be completely clear-hearted,
like the face of a mirror
that contains no images.
If you want a clear mirror,
behold yourself
and see the shameless truth,
which the mirror reflects.
If metal can be polished
to a mirror-like finish,
what polishing might the mirror
of the heart require?
Between the mirror and the heart
is this single difference:
the heart conceals secrets,
while the mirror does not.

The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XIII ~ Rumi.

What might be my own reflections on this piece?… It is a spiritual piece that goes well beyond the ordinary perceptions of life, especially for many Westerners to which it might appear very foreign! .. Even the name itself is foreign, but as for its message ~ ?

It is my feeling that it contains a beautiful message, revealing a profound wisdom, which may cause thoughtfulness! ~

Let’s see. A mirror reflect Light – If there is no light, there is no visibility. So we may ascertain that light is present in all of us. That it is our intrinsic nature. Awareness and light.

This Poem may open the door to our inner truth, that essentially we have light and wisdom, but it points to brutal honesty with ourselves! Brutal honesty with myself is the doorway to growth, for changes occurring in life necessitate a fresh mind and ability to act.

If we cant see clearly, then what hope do we have to deal appropriately or successfully with change? We cant offer new solutions, even if they are right on our doorstep, as we wont see them waiting there for us!

Love and Light ~

~ I hope you do enjoy!


~ by Teena Davidson on August 27, 2009.

2 Responses to “Reflections; Rumi ~”

  1. Sounds wonderful, I bet Eckhart Tolle must have read the Diwan before writing “The New Earth”. By the way just a quick correction, the Diwan-i-Shamsi Tabrizi was written by the famous student of Shamsi Tabriz: RUMI the mystic.
    –by a descendant of Shamsi Tabrizi…

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