“You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already … Read morePat The Postman
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 honourably. He may be … Read morethe Guest House
Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise. Whoever feels himself walking on the path, and refuses to praise–that man or woman steals from others every day–is a shoplifter! The sun became full of light when it got hold of itself. Angels only began shining when they achieved discipline. The sun goes … Read moreRumi on Male Depression
Masculinity has a core of clarity, which does not act
from anger or greed or
sensuality, and a husk, which does.
The virile center
that listens within takes
pleasure in obeying that truth.
Nobility of spirit,
the true spontaneous energy
of your life, comes as you abandon other motives and move
only when you feel the majesty
that commands and is the delight of the self.
Jelaluddin Rumi – The Husk and Core of Masculinity (1207-1273)
HI Seb, I have not heard of Rumi before but what he writes is very enlightening and further supports my beliefs that where men submit to men they are able to grow and develop in physical and spiritual strength (masculinity).
I don’t mean submit as in the traditional S&M sense as for me submission of a master is equally as significant as submission from a slave. One is worthless without the other. You have really ignited the masculinity and spirituality flame in me. I have been to a tantric massage lesson in the past which was fun but for me that is only one aspect. I suppose what i mean is that as men trust each other more, what becomes more significant is that they open their mind as well as their body – so it has to happen over time.
For me, it is the mind and shining a light in the darkness of the mind that allows the physical and spiritual to become one. Im not sure that makes sense – hopefully it does. Mark
How many a generous rain has poured,
so that the sea could scatter pearls!
How many a sun of blessing has shone,
so that clouds and seas might learn generosity!
The sunbeams of Wisdom struck the soil,
so that earth might receive seed:
the soil is faithful to its trust—
whatever you sow, you reap.
The soil’s faithfulness comes from that Faithful One,
since the Sun of Justice shines on it.
[Mathnawi I: 501-511, tr. Kabir & Camille Helminski, The Rumi Daybook]
You’ve come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don’t know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky. You’ve come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don’t know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky. Rumi TOUCHING ANOTHER MAN’S COCK MAKES YOU MORE INTELLIGENT