“I said: what about my eyes?
He said: Keep them on the road.
I said: What about my passion?
He said: Keep it burning.
I said: What about my heart?
He said: Tell me what you hold inside it?
I said: Pain and sorrow.
He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
A great saying, and an inspiring real story….!
“Kaee baar dard ka ilaaj dard hi hovay hai…” [by “Arifa”, in the film: “Sultan”]
Let me share with you a link of a story, of someone who embraced his weakness:
Success is failure turned inside out….
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar…
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit…
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
Syedna Ali Al-Murtaza (RA) said: “mein ne Allah ko apnay iraadon kay tootnay se pehchaana…”
“The wound is the place where the light enters you” contains a different understanding of ‘wound’ and ‘light’.
I think it is about the soul.
The wounds of soul are invisible, and as such do not get healed unless exposed to light of hope, assurance, faith and God’s infinite mercy. The light may enter in the form of a healing ‘golden touch’, an honoured commitment, a serene environ, a creative pursuit, a connection with Allah, a passion to follow, a valuable contribution to someone’s life, or even a single comment / remark by someone that brings out the best in us (and vice versa).
Many a times we are down, due to rough patches in life’s road. Jub sarrak kharaab ho to gaari aahista chalaai jaati hai. We must strive to look for deeper meanings to our miseries. Although it is difficult, but once we tend to own and manage our miseries, everything changes.
“Every thing will be okay in the end. If it is not okay, it is not the end”…..
Exposure to light requires much strength, and may be more pain. The dividends are great.
Here’s a link that speaks of a friendship as a relationship, and the extent of difference and positive energy that it instills in our life. We sure, have to be lucky to have good friends, but as the saying goes: “The world is full of good people. If you can’t find one, be one…”
This link is shared in the subject context, because very few people can peep into our souls so easily. And friends know us inside out, thus are the powerful light-rays those enter our wounds to heal us.
[This post was contributed to Writer’s Haven blog, and was published there as comments on this post, as part of Rumi’s Legacy – a subject which connects us back to the direction we’ve lost over the decades and centuries. A commendable effort by Samana Syed.
My gratitude all the way for reading it through…..]