ah, beautiful Rumi! so comforting and reassuring.
his call to our hearts can be applied to our meditation practice as well. one of the hallmarks of our practice is beginning again. when we realize we have drifted off into thought, we gently return to placing our attention on our breath. we don’t judge or criticize, we just come back and begin again. over and over, this is the practice. it doesn’t matter how many times. we become lost in thought, we come back. we miss a day, we come back. we miss a week, we come back, and on and on.
don’t despair! hold all of it in love, with your gentleness, your tenderness, and kindness.