quote du jour ~rumi – why do you…

Why do you stay in prison?
When the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear thinking.
Live in silence.

~Rumi

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3 thoughts on “quote du jour ~rumi – why do you…

  1. I love this. I have a feeling that the reason we stay in prison is because we’re so caught up in busyness and fear, we can’t even see that the door is open. What do you think?

    • I think that’s true. And I think one of the reasons we stay busy because we’re afraid of looking at what we really long for and know to be true in our heart of hearts…which is to go through that open door. I used to have a quote on my fridge by Sarah Susanka from The Not So Big Life (can’t find it right now) that said something along the same lines…that our busyness is a distraction from the vitality of the present moment. (Great book, by the way, if you haven’t read it.) The problem is that going through the door requires more of us, so we often choose prison rather than having to stretch ourselves and leave our comfort zone.

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