Healing

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” That has to be one of the most popular quotes from the work of the thirteenth-century Persian poet, Rumi. You see it all over the internet these days and yet, I wonder how often we stop to think about what it might mean. Much may be lost in translation of words that seem both familiar and easily understandable, knowing so little of the mindset, beliefs and culture of the writer, but even taken at face value, such words conjure an image to which we can all relate.

Every life holds its own heartache. We cannot avoid them, no matter how we try. We cannot hide from them, though we can, and often do, try. Yet still they find us. And every heartache, great or small, leaves a wound that remains tender, often prone to infection from further hurts, just as any wound of the flesh. Untended they can fester and even the smallest can bring terrible pain and cause greater damage than the wound itself warranted.

Yet, if we cut ourselves, we do not run from the pain… we deal with the cut first, cleaning it, maybe having it stitched by someone more qualified than we, if it is bad, then we keep it clean and let that cleanliness and the fresh air do their work. There may be a scar, there may not. If there is, most of the time it fades into insignificance and is forgotten.

We do not treat the heart as kindly, though, do we? We often worry at the hurt like dogs with a sore foot, we scratch it and press it to feel how much it pains us, or bite it as we illogically do with a tooth that needs attention. It is almost as if we are afraid that the pain will stop.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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9 Responses to Healing

  1. Sadje says:

    A thought provoking post Sue.

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  2. For me, some of this feels absolutely literal. I treat my heart as well as I can and I do not press it or push on it because that would HURT. I have learned to not chew on emotional hurts too. It does not good to you or to whoever or whatever hurt you. Even when I get angry, I let it go very fast because life looks a lot shorter than it used to. I don’t have time to brood and obsess. It’s amazing how much better life is when you quite the dark brooding. Even when everything is going wrong, you STILL feel better.

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  3. Wound is the place where light enters you!such a amazing line…we afraid about wound but we don’t want to understand…why God gives wound!🙏

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  4. Master Mind says:

    Its is very famous quote of Jalal ud din Rumi, he was highly spiritual and Sufi Person. These are really deep words and not easy to explain his words. but it is just amazing. I like your choice, love it… ❤ ❤ 🙂

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