Nablopomo Day 7 Seeking

with quoteLast month I came across a quote by Rumi. “What you are seeking is seeking you.” It resonated with me on a deeply spiritual level. Since the passing of my grandmother earlier this year I’ve been trying to find my bearing. (I will most likely speak of her often this month as I am still processing the loss). She was the North to my compass and my direction has been erratic since. The last few weeks however I noticed a change.

I felt her guidance, trying to get me back on track. Quite literally the moment I became active about pursuing my goals, opportunities started to open up. Doors that I didn’t know existed appeared, their bells already ringing. Then the Rumi quote manifested and it all made sense.

I don’t believe in random occurrences. I prefer to live in a world of interconnectedness, where every action has a reaction, a ripple effect, a connecting piece of the puzzle. Prior to this I was stuck in a hazy routine of motions; a passive participant of life with my family. Habitually I glued myself to screens because a sedentary mind likes sedentary company. A prisoner of my own actions, or lack thereof I didn’t know how to escape. Until one day the dark fog dissipated. Through the clearing I saw a way out. I don’t know how this happened, but I believe it was a matter of being ready to accept the future. Suddenly I didn’t feel like sitting around watching TV so much, suddenly I noticed the new expressions on my daughter’s face, the attentiveness of my husband I had been brushing off. I started to believe that the things in my mind could actually happen, if I simply tried.

What I have been seeking, has been seeking me. I just had to show up and say hello.

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4 Comments

  1. Mustafa 8 April, 2015 / 11:54 am

    “What you are seeking is seeking you”

    Lovely quote!

    Too often we go about our day to day lives as if on auto pilot.

    To seek is a verb, meaning we must get off that proverbial couch and take action on our thoughts.

    • Sanober Bukhari 9 April, 2015 / 12:19 am

      Absolutely! Thanks for reading

  2. Tazim 8 April, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    Love that Rumi quote

    • Sanober Bukhari 9 April, 2015 / 12:04 am

      This year is all about that Rumi quote for me!

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