The mind is always questioning and seeking clarity and to a certain extent this is useful and does bring clarity, but when the questions start being deeper and more complex then the mind simply cannot cope. When this happens, the mind starts spinning and finding ways to drag in a lot of emotions and feelings, which only confuse the heart and cause reaction rather than clarity.
The heart is where the centre of the universe resides, but is it really if our connection to the heart is from reaction rather than clarity? And how to realise this truth that many times we hear from great spiritual teachers or poets?
“Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.”
I believe that what Rumi is saying is very significant and can be applied in a very practical way to deal with the mind and its games.
Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘The Simplicity of Love Meditation,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ ‘Karma, Mantra and Beyond’ and ‘Discover Your Inner Buddha’ has been inspiring thousands of readers to discover inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives, through the power and simplicity of practical Spirituality. At the core of his teachings lies the evolution of human consciousness, which in today’s world is vital for achieving deep, personal happiness, inner peace and the illumination of one’s inner quest.
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