We Don’t Need to Seek Love. We Just Have to Stop Resisting It | The Wisdom of Rumi
The 13th-century Sufi mystic Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī also known as Mevlana, or simply as Rumi, observed that all phenomena of nature are bound together by love. Love is what keeps planets orbiting their stars, stars encircling the centers of their galaxies, and electrons revolving around the nucleus of an atom.
Love is the force that keeps us together and moving and immerses an otherwise cold world of matter with warmth. Within the Islamic mystic branch that is known as Sufism, love is seen as a divine essence, and only through the path of love, we can see the truth and become one with the whole, like a drop that becomes one with the ocean.
But love is not something to be found outside of us in the material world. The divine essence, something that goes beyond the ego and the senses, lies already inside us at the core of our being. It’s a force that the intellect cannot comprehend and, therefore, our minds cannot search nor perceive it. But we can feel it. And it can only be revealed if we find freedom from what tethers us to the world of matter, and remove the barriers that separate us from a boundless ocean of love. We don't need to seek love. We just have to stop resisting it (the poetry of Rumi).
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00:00 - Intro
02:27 - Our quest for love
05:22 - An inexhaustible force
08:30 - When we stop resisting
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