Rumi’s Thoughts on Blooming

Mawlānā's tomb. "Konya",Turkey

Mawlānā’s tomb. “Konya”,Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cease looking for flowers!

There blooms a garden in your own


While you look for


The treasure house awaits in your

own being.


I came across this beautiful quote last night and thought it was a great follow-up contemplation after yesterday’s post.

Earlier this week, I suggested going for a swing.

It’s also a good season to go for a whirl as well.  You don’t have to be a dervish.

Remember when you were a kid, and allowed yourself to twirl around to your heart’s content.   Twirling and whirling also happens to be a decent way to keep your spine supple.

Today take some time to discover your greatest treasure — you!

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  2. Three Well Beings says:

    What a beautiful photo and lovely quote! Perfect pair. So often I think of my frantic activity within the context of “whirling dervishes” but I think I need to shift that. The act is actually quite beautiful! Debra

    • Karen Wan says:

      Debra, that’s a great insight! Seeing the sacred in the midst of our whirl of activities makes them more beautiful. Thanks for your comment! Karen

  3. barbaramattio says:

    Wow, I know Dervishes and I whirl. Or did until my mobility decreased. I am a Chisti Sufi and Jewish. The ecstasy of whirling is so amazing. I can close my eyes as I type and feel this ritual of joy and worship. Blessings Barbara

    • Karen Wan says:

      Barbara, I have not whirled with dervishes, but would love to learn more about it. I’m not a Sufi myself, but feel a very strong respect and pull to learn about that tradition. Yet, somehow I found my way into whirling as a spiritual practice on my own. I’ve started doing a little whirling every morning. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I’d love to hear more about in your blog as time goes on. Many blessings to you as well! Karen

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