“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Jalal al-Din 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.
Alignment with Your Soul
The word “should” in terms of who you should be or what you should 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 you feel alive.
When you find the courage to trust the subtle prompting of your intuition and follow through on what’s genuinely important for you, you naturally experience the freedom and fulfilment of 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 inquiry 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.