40 Rules of Enlightenment · Poetry

Rule # 14- The Right Side

Rule # 14 Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? -The Forty Rules of Love After the… Continue reading Rule # 14- The Right Side

40 Rules of Enlightenment · Poetry

Rule # 11- Perfection via Pain

Rule # 11 The midwife knows that when there is no pain, the way for the baby cannot be opened and the mother cannot give birth. Likewise, for anew Self to be born, hardship is necessary. Just as clay needs to go through intense heat to become strong, Love can only be perfected in pain.… Continue reading Rule # 11- Perfection via Pain

40 Rules of Enlightenment · Poetry

Rule # 5- Intellect vs Love

Rule # 5 Intellect and love are made of different materials. Intellect ties people with knots and risks nothing, but love dissolves all tangles and risks everything. Intellect is always cautious and advises, ‘Beware too much ecstasy,’ whereas love says, ‘Oh, never mind! Take the plunge!’ Intellect does not easily break down, whereas love can… Continue reading Rule # 5- Intellect vs Love