Wednesday Morning With Rumi


“Embrace sorrowful thoughts

for they sweep the house of your heart clean,

scatter the withered leaves, and pull out the twisted roots,

preparing the ground for the new shoots of joy.”

                                                                                                       ~ Rumi






✿~Peace & Love~✿

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27 responses to “Wednesday Morning With Rumi

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben


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  2. “Embrace sorrowful thoughts.” Now that’s not a sentence you hear very often, but I like the sentiment of using sorrow as a cleansing experience for your heart. Thanks for giving me something to think about on this Wednesday morning, Julie 🙂

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    • No, it’s not something you hear very often, and it’s not easy to do, but I too like the idea of allowing sorrow to help cleanse the heart. And of course… I look forward to “the new shoots of joy.” 🙂

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  3. Wonderful quote and reminder. Thanks Julie. 🙂

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  4. I think I experienced what Rumi describes here. The new shoots of joy are surprising after feeling such deep sorrow but the joy feels deeper than it did before the cleansing of sorrow. I hope you experience the joy soon, Jewels.

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  5. Lovely :))

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  6. Wonderful encouraging words Jewels!

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  7. This speaks right to where I am right now. I’ve been resisting sorrowful thoughts, but I know they can’t be ignored. Maybe I’m afraid I’ll fall apart? Perhaps that what I really need to do to rise up again. Good share, thanks Julie! ❤

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    • It’s such a natural reaction to want to resist sorrow, isn’t it? It can be a scary thing to allow and embrace our sorrowful thoughts in the fear that we might fall apart, but I really think Rumi is onto something here – a heart cleansing can take place in it too. And after… the new shoots of joy are oh so sweet. Sending hugs to you, Eliza. ❤

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  8. Thats an interesting take….

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  9. Who better to spend a Wednesday morning with than Rumi! A wonderful quote.

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  10. Such a lovely quote Julie! When we embrace them we open ourselves to healing. Its not easy, but has turned my life around and allowed me to help others who can get stuck in the lows of life.
    I’d be careful if that’s yellow loosestrife though … it will take over the garden 😉

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    • It really is a good one, Val! I feel I may have done it a slight injustice by not sharing the piece in its entirety though, because the whole thing is filled with lots of good stuff. If you’ll allow me…

      “The body is a guest house
      each morning someone new arrives.
      Welcome them all for they may be messengers from the invisible.
      Do not feel burdened by them
      or they may go back to non-existence.
      Each time a thought enters your heart
      treat it as an honored guest,
      your worth is shown by the thoughts you entertain.
      Embrace sorrowful thoughts
      for they sweep the house of your heart clean,
      scatter the withered leaves, and pull out the twisted roots,
      preparing the ground for the new shoots of joy.
      What sorrow takes away from the heart
      it replaces with something better.
      Without the fury of thunder and lightening
      the plants will be scorched by the sun.
      Be grateful for all you receive,
      good and bad alike,
      for it may be a gift from the treasury of Spirit
      that will bring the fulfillment of your most secret desire.”

      And like you said “When we embrace them we open ourselves to healing.” It’s so true. You and Rumi are so wise. ❤

      Oh yes, I know all about that invasive yellow loosestrife. It's hard not to love it though with its bright yellow "shoots of joy." 😉

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      • I know it well Julie 🙂 So powerful and real. Its one of those pieces that shifts everything in a moment. What we thought is “bad” becomes something to embrace.
        My wisdom comes from peeps like Rumi … and I guess,years dealing with the highs and lows of life.
        Thank you for sharing all of its magic here!

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  11. Hope all is well, Julie. ❤

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  12. Rumi’s wisdom is timeless! Thank you for this great reminder, Julie! Happy Sunday, my friend! ❤

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  13. After the rain the shoots come, there is hope in everything. Thanks for giving us this important thoughts to ponder. 🙂

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  14. Gardener of the heart! Love Rumi–thanks for sharing!!!

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