Rumi = Love

by Angela Clark

I had this great opportunity last night to go listen to the words of Rumi spoken by Deepak Chopra, Andrew Harvey and the self-dubbed “token-rabbi” David Ingber at the Deepak Homebase in ABC Home & Carpet. I have read Rumi many times but to hear his words spoken through others so passionate about Rumi’s works and the experience of peace, love, compassion and happiness was a very rare and special treat.

I had never heard Andrew Harvey speak before but let me tell you, passion, passion, passion is what he’s got. And it’s a little addicting. I was so touched and moved by his statement that Rumi is “telling us, asking us to be so daring as to let our hearts break, for when they break, they will break open the gates and in will pour love and compassion.” Maybe not his exact words, but we were definitely asked to let our hearts break. It’s so true though, isn’t it? When your heart is breaking, when you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, you’re open and vulnerable, and although true: scary.  We become more sympathetic, caring and compassionate for those around us going through their hardships and hearts breaking.

The evening was filled with beautiful poetry, songs and dancing, and the message was very clear; One Love, that is the answer. I believe it was Deepak Chopra who said, “our desires, our yearning, that is the path.”  The goal is the path, the path is the goal… What an amazing moment and I give many bows to Patty Gift, who made this experience possible for me.

With love & gratitude,


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