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RUMI – One day you will look back and laugh at yourself.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on June 12, 2007

This is a great post from 1000 Petals, she always has such beautiful posts. If you haven’t checked out her site yet, you really should.

photo axinia


What if someone said to an embryo in the womb,

“Outside of your world of black nothing

is a miraculously ordered universe;

a vast Earth covered with tasty food;

mountains, oceans and plains,

fragrant orchards and fields full of crops;

a luminous sky beyond your reach,

with a sun, moonbeams, and uncountable stars;

and there are winds from south, north and west,

and gardens replete with sweet flowers

like a banquet at a wedding feast.


The wonders of this world are beyond description.

What are you doing living in a dark prison,

Drinking blood through that narrow tube?”

But the womb- world is all an embryo knows

And it would not be particularly impressed

By such amazing tales, saying dismissively:

“You’re crazy. That is all a deluded fantasy.”



One day you will look back and laugh at yourself.

You’ll say, “ I can’t believe I was so asleep!

How did I ever forget the truth?

How ridiculous to believe that sadness and sickness

Are anything other than bad dreams.”

RUMI (1207-1273)


2 Responses to “RUMI – One day you will look back and laugh at yourself.”

  1. sandeep said

    but how to remember message of these words continuously round the clock.

  2. em said

    Hi Catherine and fellow readers,

    This is SO beautiful and SO true.

    We have confined ourselves in this reality. It is not Reality … just a little insignificant-reality for most of us … where society has given us pablum. But even this inferior reality is not crafted in stone; nothing is formal; nothing is fixed. This reality can be Changed.

    We are wonderful, Powerful Be-ings, who are a piece of the Eternal. We are not insignificant, determinant life-forms.

    In fact, it is our Universal Task to examine the reality we’ve been given and the one we have crafted for ourselves. We have been Given free-Will to make Changes!

    It is up to us to craft the reality we want, by living it as if it were already there.

    What beautiful, positive, life-affirming, peaceful realities can you create for your present life and thereby your world and thereby Our World?

    What realities can you create to help you learn the Universal Lessons of Love you are here to learn and live?

    It’s everyone’s Gift and everyone’s Responsiblity to try.

    Best to all — Em
    PS Come visit me at my blog:http://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com

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    Use it for Prevention and for Sharing.

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