If you've ever come across a poem by Rumi, you'll know that his writing was deeply spiritual and full of love and insight.
However, he also had a great sense of humour..check out the following piece of relationship advice:
"Here is a relationship booster that is guaranteed to work: Every time your spouse or lover says something stupid, make your eyes light up as if you just heard something brilliant"
And 3...2...1...eye roll..
Rumi was a deeply spiritual person...so could he have meant something else by this statement?
Could he have possibly known the truth of the Inside-Out Paradigm, of where our feelings actually come from? Did he realise that when we say 'stupid' things to our partner, that we're just innocently lost in the Outside-In illusion and in that moment, can't see the truth of where our feelings are actually coming from?
I'm guessing that he did..
And if like Rumi, we were able to see this truth, how different would our relationships be?
If we could see that our spouse had just momentarily lost sight of the truth and innocently believed that something other than their own thinking had the power to make them feel anything; then perhaps we would be more compassionate and look at them as if they had just said something brilliant. Perhaps we'd be less quick to dismiss them or argue with them, but instead find logical ways to work through whatever challenge or issue they were facing.
Rumi rahimu-Allah, was definitely deep.
And although he didn't leave behind a School of Relationships (how amazing would that be) - I've got the next best thing.
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