I love the richness of this Rumi quote and today as I was cleaning around my desk I came across a snippet of paper where I had previously scribbled it. It reminded me again that my greatest gifts have been my greatest wounds. Actually it as though they are a portal to deeper connection with the Divine and have gifted me with insight, understanding, surrender and acceptance of what is, no matter how inconvenient, as beautiful. Certainly I need not go hunting for the inward tenderness or the secret hurt. I am learning that it is awakened and comes forth offering gifts when it is ripe.
My most recent mantra is: “Rest assured, all is well”, and so it is.