*If Rumi was alive, I would hug and kiss this man. The following words I know I have touched upon myself in my own writings, and some of you may perhaps remember that I did so. But, I feel it extremely important that you understand what Rumi says, is really the Truth. There is a “school of thought” out there, that says, you are what is reflected around you. For the longest time, that tormented me, because what I saw in many around me, had no-thing to do with me. I am the mirror. That is who I am, and all my life I have functioned in this manner. It just IS. For this reason alone, not many people can be close to me for long. Why? Because I mirror those aspects in them, they really do not wish to see. So, that being said, let’s see what Rumi says.*
“Threaten not the selfless
with the sword of anger
you will only harm yourself.
They have found safety in selflessness
mirroring all that is around them.
Spit at the mirror, you will be spitting at yourself.
What you see, ugliness or beauty,
is your own reflection.
Simple and pure
the selfless act as a mirror for the world.”
Source: “Rumi’s Little Book of Life”
Translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin