The light

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi


About Dr Bill Wooten

Organizational Psychologist,Guitarist, Banjo Picker, Bicyclist, Reader and Books, Books, Books
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11 Responses to The light

  1. If you speak of real life, I can testify to the truth of Rumi’s statement having just had a procedure the day before Thanksgiving in which they inserted a tube (I think) down my throat that was both a light and hot tips with magnets that were supposed to help locate the stuff that needed to be zapped inside my heart. At the same time some other hot stuff was inserted in my femoral arteries which I felt before I thankfully went to sleep. However if Rumi speaks of
    spiritual penetration of light it would have to be unwanted enlightenment in order to cause a wound would it not? Enlighten me. Who was Rumi?

    • Dr Bill says:

      Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. I think that he was speaking metaphorically that when we have a low in our spiritual being, as in sorrow, we able to let ourselves enter the healing process. We all go through tough and difficult times, battling through life physically, emotionally and mentally against all that is thrown at us. The pain continues, until the wound heals.

  2. Reminds me of the Leonard Cohen song, Anthem.

  3. Lead Our Lives says:

    Beautiful. A lovely image to accompany this lovely writing.

  4. breathe16 says:

    Or as I like to say, ‘Stars only shine when it’s dark.’

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