I saw this quote from Rumi on facebook and decided to not only share it on my facebook page, but also to write a blog post about it. Rumi is one of my favorite poets. He was born in 1207 in Balkh, Afghansistan, then part of the Persian empire. It always amazes me that his passionate, playful poems are still applicable in today’s hectic age of technology. His work helps us to celebrate the sacredness of everyday life and to glimpse its most profound mysteries.
Lately, I have been questioning, meditating and writing about my right and perfect path. I had to cancel a 12 week live class a few weeks ago due to low registrations and it made me stop and think, what is this really about? I have never had to cancel a retreat or class before so this was a new experience for me. I’m grateful that the retreats and classes I’ve facilitated in previous years have been so successful and enriching. I made a decision after some advice from a wise friend to move beyond the cancelled class and look at where else I might put my focus. I am designing a two day retreat that will take place in May and am so excited about the content and possible location. I am doing a site visit later this week. The facility looks great on the website, is close to water and woods and my energy feels good around all of this. My coach suggested I follow the energy and that’s what I am doing.
How this relates to the Rumi quote at the beginning of this post is how soulful this feels to me. When I listen to my intuition, follow the energy and take action steps, I am usually headed in the right direction. I feel excited and joyful about the May retreat and that indicates that I am creating from my soul which feels so right to me.
What about you? Are you living a soulful life? If not, what is one step you can take today in that direction? How can you look at a challenge you are facing as an opportunity for growth? How can a perceived failure lead you to your next success?