“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field, I will meet you there” – Rumi
This simple quote has allowed for such profound self inquiry. It’s one of my personal favorites. How can another person’s words elicit such deep feelings? Was his lived experience also mine? The concept of right and wrong being impositions of thought continue to bring me back into the present moment of being alive.
What is it that gives you pause, wakes you up or allows you to ask a bigger question? Is there a place beyond wrongdoing and rightdoing for you? What does that feel like? Look like? This idea of looking inward directly at “who am I” is called self inquiry. Taking time to slow and reflect on your day, hour or minute begins the process. Can we become the watcher of our lives? Can we see the beauty of the world around us uninhibited by pretext, bias, and memories?
Join me on the exploration of life. Say yes to looking inward and discover forgotten courage, selflessness, kindness, and acceptance. Begin or continue a practice of inquiry because you deserve the richness of satisfaction that comes with a life well lived.