I was having coffee with my nephew the other day and he tells me of a post that I had put on Facebook recently. It was regarding a book that I had just purchased…Masnavi by Rumi. It shouldn’t be a surprise to readers here. As you know, the signs have been leading me in the direction of Sufism for quite some time. Here is a link to pretty much all the posts related to that journey.
From the tales my mum used to tell me when I was a kid, to the time spent amongst the Sufi’s last year to my current ventures. Oh by the way did I tell you about that? You can read all about it here. In some respects I am being immersed in the works of Sufism, Dervishes, and Rumi. To that end, I had purchased the above tome of poetry.
As I said, my nephew mentioned my post on Facebook and added that it was a funny turn of events. Curious, I asked why and he said that he remembered that my mum used to watch a particular program on Arabic TV. The program, my nephew said, was devoted to the works of Rumi and, in particular, Masnavi.
It wasn’t stunning news by any chalk of the imagination, but you know what, it is little signs like these that knock gently on your door and let you know that you are on the right path.