All from our gardens – we must sow our seeds on this shared earth. Rumi is a master at sowing the seeds … where flowers will bloom if one is willing to toil the soil to make it fertile … It’s work. It’s good. Namaste.
August 15th is actually my late father’s 命日”Meinichi” or a anniversary date of his passing. It’s also a day marking the End of War (our last “world war” – not the latest regional wars)
A side note: Super interesting site directed to Japanese Middle Schoolers but anyone can benefit is THIS:), where there is an article that it’s only in Japan August 15th is officially recognized as end of WWII and start of peacetime whereas rest of the world celebrates a slightly different date.
“Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief.”Rumi
“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.”Rumi
Think again …
While not as beautiful to our ears as an ancient Persian poem, there’s the Japanese short terse proverb – “Even on a stone, sit on it for 3 years” – Who sits on a stone for 3 years anyway – really, who does that? (actually Yogis do!)
It means even a stone, natually cold, after sitting on it for 3 years will be warm … patience, it preaches in a short terse – is such a virtue we must cultivate – I’m just ‘SAYING’.