Be Like The River

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Seven Pieces of Advice from Rumi

In generosity and helping others be like the river.

In compassion and grace be like the sun.

In concealing others’ faults be like the night.

In anger and fury be like the dead.

In modesty and humility be like the soil.

In tolerance be like the ocean.

Either you appear as you are or be as you appear.

Thanks to the latest Charter For Compassion newsletter for reminding me of these wonderful words from Rumi. I have signed the charter for compassion.  Have you?

6 thoughts on “Be Like The River

  1. I love this. I am just learning about Rumi so your timing was perfect – thank you! As someone who struggles with depression and a poor self-image, the last line is particularly powerful for me. More food for thought… 🙂

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