Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207 - 1273) is considered the greatest Persian -speaking poet and mystic. He expressed himself with such directness and rhythm that there is the belief that he composed his poems while being in ecstasy, while dancing. His verses describe all the stages of secret love, until the union - complete bonding between lover - loved one. Before he died he said "When I die look for me not on earth but in the hearts of educated people." Here is a poem from his collection The Beloved.
Anger a strong and dominant emotion. When you are under its grip, it overwhelms you.
You cannot think clearly, you cannot restrain it, you cannot control yourself. A highly destructive emotion.
Do you want to get rid of it? Read the article and find practical tips on how to get anger out of your life.
After her first participation in a summer retreat, Mudita sent us a poem including her understandings from this unique experience with the following introduction:
"This poem was formed after the Active Mindfulness Retreat. The questions posed in the poem are the ones that have always been tormenting me. Do I live for myself? Who am I really? And since I don't want to live half a life, I decided to see how and learn how I can live completely! The process for this cause never really ends before the "end"! I would like to thank Serendipity Institute for the love and the support in this path."
Summer vacations, the most popular time of the year and yet the most misunderstood. Have you ever wondered why we are in such a dire need for vacations every year? What is their purpose? And do they manage to fulfill it? To find out the answers to these questions, read the article.