Tag Archives: Rumi

“To fly”

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”

 Rumi

“The spoken word”

Balance - Spoken WordRecently when describing how contemplation can be an outcome when using a precise formula of spoken words,  a colleague mentioned a verse in the bible as follows:

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

  • King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition

What a wonderful insight and comparison!

The quote I have connected to in the past as describing this experience comes from Rumi:

“Out beyond right doing and wrong doing there is a field.  I will meet you there.”

Here are a few more lines in this chapter that continue to describe an experience of connection that may happen between two people speaking with honesty and listening with empathy.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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©by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP, May, 2014
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000

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‘Positions within relationships and the field you create ‘

I introduced a concept at yesterdays *workshop to bring awareness to the positions each of us hold in our  relationships.  Have you taken time to consider the unique individual  position you and yours have  and how these positions are separate and overlap to those around you?  After introducing this I led the participants through some awareness exercises to directly experience being in the center of their universe while in their conversations.  These exercises follow a  pattern  for both the speaker and listener to experience  and stay in the center of their universe.

In these dialogue exercises a field was created that was their direct experience and  felt by those around them.   Think about the following Rumi’s quote and consider,  if you are still in judgement thinking  of right and wrong what the field is that you are creating in your relationships.  What is your direct experience and that of others as they connect with you or share in the field around you?

 “Out beyond right doing and wrong doing there is a field, I will meet you there. ” 

*These workshops are designed with the intention  to  share how to turn disconnection into connection and to bring personal  awareness to how  ones personal communication habits impacts direct experiences.  For more information on how to take part go to link.