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Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kiss the ground. ~ Rumi
Upon receiving a letter brimming with despair from one of our Love Illuminations community members this morning, I'm feeling a little low. I'm wondering if I know anything worth sharing... anything with the power to help someone who feels tossed about in love like a small boat on a choppy sea.
Thank goodness for Rumi. His prescription for dropping our burdens is so simple and real that it moves us beyond tears, beyond laughter, beyond dejection and desperation, to action. Take down the dulcimer, Rumi says. Take down a simple stringed instrument and pluck out a tune.
My way of taking down the dulcimer is playing with my partner and Dizzy, our beautiful Labrador, on the beach. It's dancing around the kitchen, munching cookies, and hoping the Sunday roast doesn't burn to a crisp - again. It's driving along on a cool summer evening, windows down and listening to the Eagles. (Yes, I'm from that era.) It's having sushi with my two best friends. It's feeling skin on skin.
There are hundreds of ways to counter despair with a simple act that connects us with our most authentic self, hundreds of ways to embrace the magnificence of life, to give and receive love.
Kiss the ground, let the beauty we love be what we do.
Such is the Beauty of Love.
Mia Rose xo
From Awaken to Love....
'To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.'
~ John Burroughs
Amazon Best-selling Author
First Prize Winner:
"most impressive, most marketable title..."
~ Chosen by Hay House Team, including President and CEO Reid Tracy
Mia Rose with Deepak Chopra at the Hay House Writer's Workshop, Melbourne 2013.
"Dr. Mia has created a compelling work that explores loving relationships in a whole new light. She leads the reader to explore the most tender and intimate aspects of loving relationships using her mastery as a professional therapist with a twist - she shares from her heart! The power, warmth and beauty of her personal experience connect with the reader in ways most books on relationships never will!" ~ Mark E. Hundley, Licensed Professional Counselor and Author of Awaken to Good Mourning.
"Mia Rose is a modern day master in the art of LOVE and personal relationships. Her compelling story of her own transformation and the wisdom she shares in Awaken to Love is food for the soul and wisdom for anyone who has ever been in love." ~ Ariaa Jaeger, Spiritual Life Strategist, Philosopher, Author of Ariaaisms ~ Spiritual Food for the Soul, AriaaQuotes and The Book of Ariaa