The book “40 Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak was literally my first novel to read! At the age of 38! Then I questioned myself what did I do all these years in this life!🤔! But that’s not important here.
The person who recommended this book said that she had a hunch that I’d love this book. I did! The book made me think deep and moved me so much that I wrote a poem after finishing it. Sharing that today along with one of my digital paintings:
A Hunch. A change, forever!
The hunch like a punch
increased the beating of my heart
Ella, Aziz, Shams of Tabriz
Wow!! My years of beliefs fell apart
Rules of Love are all above
the worldly elements of this life
The 5th element with such amazement
voided the griefs and sorrows of life
Love Thy self do not shelve
the books of your melancholy
Open your eyes look at the skies
And never again feel lonely
Beautiful and blissful
Is this world, this universe and you.
It’s you inside you
There lives the God, within You!
I find reading as one of the medium gracefully moving me towards The God. I feel very happy that I am lucky enough to get all of you along my journey; And the Grace of Swamiji 🙏 . I don’t know when I’ll meet Him, hope is always on, the time will certainly come 🙂 🙏
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?