The Beauty We Love

Friday 14 July 2017 - Posted by Julia McCutchen

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Rumi

This famous quote from the mystical poet Rumi is one of my all time favourites. It’s an exquisite expression of Conscious Writing that eloquently transmits the living reality the words are pointing towards.

Every time I read it silently or speak the words aloud, I feel a warm glow radiate out from my heart to fill my whole being and beyond with invisible waves of delight.

A smile appears on my face and I experience the paradox of simultaneous fullness and emptiness that comes from harmonizing with an expression of Truth.

A Lyrical Invitation

As an extract from one of Rumi’s poems, these two simple sentences are rich with meaning and can be interpreted in so many different ways.

Fundamentally for me this is a lyrical invitation to discover your true calling (“the beauty we love”) and express that authentically in the world (“be what we do”).

The “hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground” serves as a reminder of the myriad options for reflecting and sharing your unique gifts in all areas of your life.

Forge Your Own Path

The word “should” in terms of who you should be or what you should create, write and do is noticeably absent!

The extension of the invitation is to embrace the permission to release the “should” and follow the golden thread of what truly makes your heart sing.

When you find the courage to trust the unfolding dream, you naturally find yourself forging your own authentic path and experiencing the freedom and fulfilment that come from living in alignment with your soul.

My Invitation for You

Inspired by Rumi’s timeless words, my invitation for you is to reflect on this question, “What do I need to discover the beauty I love and the means for expressing it consciously and creatively in the world?”

Write your reflections down and take the question forwards as a living enquiry to guide your choices and actions from this point on.

Continue to play with possibilities and dance with the details of your individual life situation as a never-ending stream of opportunities to kneel and kiss the ground in ways that truly reflect the beauty you love.


What impact do Rumi’s words have on you? Please share your thoughts and feelings in the Comment box below.


    • My absolute pleasure Daphne. Enjoy the heartfelt song and may the fuel for your creative fire light the way to the page for your writing 🙂

  • Joining Daphne in the SENTIMENT. Love this quote. A beautiful invitation to WONDER and PONDER on what’s important to us, on our VALUES. An invitation for conscious living

    • Hi Diane – good to hear from you and thanks for your comment! An invitation for conscious living indeed…

  • Bonjour je suis entrain de lire votre merveilleux livre L’écriture consciente , je voudrais savoir si vous me donner la permission de l’adapter pour mes cours de peinture consciente en création ? je vous laisse mes coordonnées pour me répondre merci !

    • Bonjour Claudette, merci pour votre commentaire enthousiaste à propos de mon livre. Je suis ravi de savoir que vous appréciez de le lire!

      Je serais heureux pour vous d’adapter le travail pour votre cours de peinture tant que vous expliquez que la source de ce que vous partagez est l’enseignement que j’ai créé appelé L’écriture consciente et mentionnez le livre afin que les gens puissent lire l’original.

      Merci de la permission de demander ma permission et je souhaite à vous et à vos participants de cours toute joie et succès en utilisant le processus.

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