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 🙂  🙏

Inspired by rumi 2

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?

-Rumi

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