“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ― Rumi
I heard this captivating quote today – likely for the second or third time this year – on The O Network’s Super Soul Sunday (my weekly rich bread for thought and growth). Every time I hear Rumi’s simple and profound words – the mandate to do what I love, to truly follow my unique Bliss – I am struggling against that Truth, always from a place of deep fear and profound self-doubt. One cannot run away from the Truth, from what one knows to the depth of One’s Soul is the way to move forward, the way to joy and – most importantly for me – peace. I can run, but I cannot hide. One day soon, I will relent. There really is no other way, no real choice in the matter for me. It is to do or to continue to die. Period. I simply must be who I really am and do what I was fiercely and wonderfully made to do. Soon, very soon for this indomitable Spirit of mine (of us all) will have it no other way. Little by little – in discomfort and fear – I burgeon, kneeling and kissing sacred ground along the way.