"Why do you stay in prison while the door is so wide open?" - Rumi
What do you think this question/quote means and how can it be lived?
What this quote means to me is the world is full of opportunities, so why sit on the sidelines waiting for an opportunity to be set in your lap. You have to get out there and work hard to get what you want out of life.
I look at this question as an opportunity to analyze your faith and your relationship with God. Because he gives us free will, we have the choice to say yes or no to Him. It is up to us to accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
Perhaps Rumi wanted to point out that most of us are locked inside social norms while real life is about the freedom of acceptance and living without rigid social limits. I must admit I have tried to overcome and override several of such rigid norms in my society.
Why do you stay trapped when the door is wide open and you are free to move and leave. Is that what you are asking....?
I'm wondering what you think this quote by Rumi means and how it can be lived?
It's just that why stay in a cold prison when the door is wide open and you can go to better.? It's a heavy one. Was Rumi a philosopher....?
Rumi was a 13th century Persian Muslim Poet, Jurist, Theologian, and Sufi Mystic. In 2007 he was described as the most popular poet in America.
Thanks Kimberly Vaughn for filling me in as to who Rumi was....
We stay because it is safer there and because we are so used to our environment that we hardly think of leaving. Often we don't even know the door is open.
It happens with animals in a zoo. They will not notice except by accident that the door is open because they are not used to it being open.It's almost like they can't believe it is really open. So they stay caged.
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