“If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold. If you have a greed for food, you’ll be a loaf of bread. This is a subtle truth: whatever you love, you are.” ~Rumi found in Mala of the Heart
This is another quote that really resonated with me when I was flipping through this book after my little episode two weeks ago. It is our nature to constantly think about what we love and profess it to others – “I love shoes, I love coffee, I love cars, etc.” But, what do we really love and what does it say about us? Are we saying that we love certain things because society tells us it’s right? This is true for a lot of people, even myself, but I do hope that we can grow and learn and come to see what we really seek and love. I’m still going to tell you that I love coffee, but material possessions and things have become less of an interest in life. I wish to gain experiences and knowledge more than anything now and hopefully that is affecting what I love, and as a result, what I am. ॐ
What do you love readers? Has your perspective changed over time?