Musing Monday: Stop Weaving

“In Silence there is eloquence.

Stop weaving

and see how the pattern improves.”

– Rumi

We might believe we are at the controls of our life, and therefore able to weave whatever pattern we have designed. But many of us have already learned that the pattern we’ve weaved doesn’t look anything like the design we had made. And some of it certainly isn’t that eloquent. Can we stop weaving and trust that the pattern will improve? Something to ponder this week … when the Selfie Sticks sell like butter.

21 thoughts on “Musing Monday: Stop Weaving”

    1. Never mind. I checked “Selfie Stick” out for my Self. Now I feel an ACK attack coming on! 😛

      The self absorbed culture spawning selfies is . . . an odd tapestry indeed.

  1. I have to agree completely with Rumi on this one today. How it resonates. 🙂 Life certainly does its own thing. The less clever and arrogance one puts into life sometimes the more effortless and joyful living is. So thank you for this message. Have a lovely week. 🙂

  2. Yes. Yes. Reminds me of:

    Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of being in the world, and there are kinds and grades of each. There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy; the sober silence that goes with a solemn animal face; the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul, whence emerge new thoughts; the alive silence of alert perception, ready to say, “This… this…”; the musical silence that accompanies absorbed activity; the silence of listening to another speak, catching the drift and helping him be clear; the noisy silence of resentment and self-recrimination, loud and subvocal speech but sullen to say it; baffled silence; the silence of peaceful accord with other persons or communion with the cosmos.

    ~ Paul Goodman, Speaking & Language. Defence of Poetry

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