Rumi´s answer to questions asked by a disciple -
What is Poison?
He replied with a beautiful answer - Anything which is more than our necessity is Poison. It may be Power Wealth Hunger Ego Greed Laziness Love Ambition Hate or anything
What is fear.....?
Non #acceptance of uncertainty.
If we #accept that uncertainty it becomes adventure...!
What is envy ?
Non #acceptance of good in others
If we #accept that good it becomes inspiration...!
What is Anger?
Non #acceptance of things which are beyond our control.
If we #accept it becomes tolerance...!
What is hatred?
Non #acceptance of person as he is.
If we #accept person unconditionally it becomes love...!
I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially #acceptable.
I beg people not to #accept the seasonal ritual of well-timed charity on Christmas Eve. It’s blasphemy.
I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you #accept everything people tell you, and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you’re told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things.
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to #accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to #accept the love in return.
It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a ’good African woman’ and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not #acceptable to African men.
The first holy truth in God 101 is that men and women of true faith have always had to #accept the mystery of God’s identity and love and ways. I hate that, but it’s the truth.
The basic problem with my love relationships with women is that my standards are so high - and they apply equally to both of us. I seek full-blast mutual intensity, fully fledged mutual #acceptance, full-blown mutual flourishing, and fully felt peace and joy with each other. This requires a level of physical attraction, personal adoration, and moral admiration that is hard to find.
All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to #accept as part of our society.
A man has a tendency to #accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from #accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here #accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
I’m very #accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin.
If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the #accepted wisdom.
It has become part of the #accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.
Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social #acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.
I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there it’s like relaxing into - and an #acceptance of - things.
I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social #acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.
God, give us grace to #accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
God grant me the serenity to #accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
You must #accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error. You are going to be all right if you #accept realistic goals for yourself.
It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to #accept it graciously.
I am one who believes that we are, in fact, engaged in a worldwide war against terrorism. We must have the serenity to #accept the fact that war is not going to go away if we ignore it.