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Lesson From A Poem

We can find lessons regarding life, every time and almost unexpectedly. This week I received my life lesson from a poem. Read the poem below.

“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety.

If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, without pain.

From this, I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me.

There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.”

This short poem was written by none other than the great poet by the name of Rumi. He wrote this while running away from the Mongols.

You see, we all have moments of deep inspiration to do great work in this world.

Write a book. Create art. Start a business. Support a charitable cause.

Whatever that may be for you, this inspiration doesn’t come from us. Instead, it comes THROUGH us.

It’s as though God has selected you specifically to bring that great work into the world.

But here’s the problem :

When we get inspired, many of us go into stress-mode as we force ourselves to chase that goal tirelessly.

That was the situation I found myself in. I was chasing.

But through this poem I was reminded that I had a powerful ally on my side and that “what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me.”

Sure, I still had to put in the work.

But it didn’t have to be in the form of stressful and forceful chase. It could be something I do in a state of calm flow.

And when I started trusting that there was a greater force that had my back, things started falling into place. I went from feeling like the weight of the entire world was on my shoulders to feeling inspired and liberated from the stress that had been plaguing me instantly.

I strongly believe that what I am looking for right now is also looking for me to manifest it in reality.

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