Karachi Yogini

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Trust. September 25, 2011

Filed under: poetry,spirituality,Uncategorized — yogini786 @ 3:09 am

I don’t know why these sentences are moving through my mind right now. I find that I am always struck with inspiration in the car, while being driven to or leaving home. Maybe that’s no accident.

So many stories are collecting. So many hearts are living in mine. And I can’t share with you anything except my story. Yet, in this moment, however you have come to stumble upon this random blog post written in a universe very different from yours, I give you the word and the feeling that makes it all possible.

Trust.

Trust whatever brought you here. Trust everyone comes in your life for a purpose. Trust that if you are brought face to face with your worst fears, not once but over and over again, that you are being renewed, redone, in ways that you cannot fathom, but you can only accept once you trust.

What do you do when darkness seems like it is the only thing you’ve ever known? What does it feel like when you stop for a moment to notice the emptiness that has been growing inside of you?

It’s never too late. We only live because we trust, yet we become selective about what we trust and who we trust. Make judgments, create illusion, when all is real is real when it is inside of you. If you trust then everything can be trusted.

Trust me.

Update: May 8, 2012

Leaving for India for a month long yoga teachers training.  This post seemed the best one to re-publish.  Can’t seem to write something new. Except feel this heart full of trust & gratitude.

Where I am going:http://www.sivananda.org/uttarkashi/

and the quote that started it all.

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 are 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.

– Rumi

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4 Responses to “Trust.”

  1. Ramla Says:

    Dear Aisha,

    Thank you for inviting me to this space.

    Rumi’s ‘Guest House’ has become the cornerstone of my own self-healing practice. The idea was not original, though. I once received the brochure to a healing through Focusing class by a certain Patricia Omidian. The brochure shared how one familiarizes themselves with inner ‘guests’ as a way to heal.

    A couple of years and much learning later, I’ve combined a few techniques to be able to get introduced to the inner guests — the nice and the not-so-nice ones. Very powerful words, these. In time, one begins to sense the very reality of these.

    I wish you wellness and growth. Regards.

    • yogini786 Says:

      Thanks Ramla for reading! This poem was a friends email signature, and I was struck when I read it. The timing of the message was perfect. And it keeps on coming back to me like you said one begins to sense the very reality of these words. Much love.

  2. Afshan Says:

    Wonderful post.


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