Just Be

I like collecting crystals putting them in my rock garden. For example, I have rose quartz, aquamarine, yellow citrine, amethyst, agates, and plain rocks. A few days ago, I found this “Just Be” rock (see above).

My friend gave me this rock about a year ago, but the message is timely for what is happening in our world right now. It is difficult to “just be” when there is so much uncertainty.

I feel the transformation on all levels. I need to remind myself that I am an eternal being, and change is part of life. However, to survive this turbulent time, I must fortify and strengthen my internal self – mental, psychological, and emotional.

To “just be,” I need to accept the present moment. Am I safe right now? Do I have everything that I need? Can I let my emotions teach me about life? Rumi has a fascinating poem about thoughts and emotions:

Namaste, world.

The Guest House – by Rumi

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This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

By Rumi – a Sufi Poet – 1207 – Turkey