Monday, November 2, 2009

monday moment of zen


"there is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.
there is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine.
o traveler, if you are in search of that
don't look outside, look inside yourself and seek that."
~ rumi

i enjoyed a restorative yoga workshop yesterday and the teacher (love her!) shared this poem with us. it completely resonated with me. too often we seek things outside of ourselves rather than inside. we look to others for acceptance, approval and validation. while recognition from others is great we really need to look within ourselves for this. look deep within yourself and tell me what you see.

namaste

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12 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love this poem. It resonates with me as well. Enjoy a zen and peaceful Monday.

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

This is so true and I most definitely loved the poem. We should look inward more often.

michele said...

Lovely poem!! Thanks for sharing this little gem with us! : )

Ellecubed said...

Thank you for sharing this quote. It is so beautiful and moving. The image you used is the image on my desktop at work. Love it!

Sarah said...

Very true and a great challenge!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Thanks for sharing. I am going to print this out and stick it in my notepad to remind me of its message everyday.

Pink Heels said...

So true. I need to be reminded that what I need, I can find within myself. Thank you for sharing this inspiring poem.

Carolyn said...

augh story of MY LIFE! thank you for sharing - it so resonates

Naturally Jules said...

What a great post ~ a challenge daily to do, but it becomes easier with practice.

Ally said...

Such a great message. So often people forget to nurture their inner self and are too busy focusing on their outer self, or how others perceive them. I guess it also plays in with pleasing other people before pleasing yourself. It took me a long time to realize this, and I still have to work at it every day, but I'm getting there. :o)

Vienna said...

So true!

UnoCosa said...

such beautiful poem - what's inside of us is so vital yet many choose to ignore - this is a good reminder!

have a lovely week, xx