Wanderer, worshipper, lover of living, it doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come even if you have broken your vow a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come. ~ Rumi
Rumi was a 13th century Muslim poet, theologian and mystic. I don’t know if you are familiar with Rumi but he was a really wise man. Very popular in the U.S. now, there is even a Facebook feed of Rumi quotes. What I love about this particular quote is the encouragement it contains; even if you have broken your vow a thousand time, don’t despair, don’t give up.
In stark juxtaposition to the ancient wisdom of Rumi, is our electronic age. I have an iPad that does a lot of auto-correcting all by itself. I don’t remember exactly what I was trying to say at the time, but “honk it through” came out when I was trying to encourage someone else. It’s kind of a catchy little phrase.
What does it take to persist or persevere when things are changing around you or you are trying to change things within you? How easy is it to despair? What keeps you motivated? Rumi’s quote inspires me to keep taking the next right step.
I like to encourage others and I like it when others encourage me. I love that social networking has created a new way of forging bonds with like-minded people. It’s wonderful to give and receive support from all over the world.
In the meantime,whatever you’re doing, honk it through!