No doubt you are familiar with this quote from Rumi. His words are all over the internet, beautifully illustrated and painted, pinned and shared, and it becomes easy to skim, like and move on.
I’ve been rolling this one around in my head like a marble lately; what you seek is seeking you. What does that mean?
Here’s my interpretation. If you feel called, if you’re curious, if you keep returning to an idea, if you want something, if there’s something that won’t go away, it’s already in you.
Thus, if you feel a tug to splash colours around a page, to plunge your hands into cold damp clay, to learn about how to take mesmerising photos, to pour your heart into hand lettering, that gift and ability is already within you. Dormant perhaps, but there.
If it weren’t, it wouldn’t be calling for attention. And doesn’t that perspective feel so much better than ‘I wish I could try out that class in printing onto fabric/using crystals for healing/chocolate making, but I’m not creative, I won’t be any good at it’?
What you seek is seeking you. It’s a part of you that wants you to bring it into being every bit as much as you want to do that.
If you keep returning to an idea, a dream, a thought, that’s because the seed of it is living inside you. The longer you wait, the louder it calls to be watered. It’s seeking you to bring it to life.