Happiness in Life is Made

"O, happy the soul that saw its own faults" – Rumi

A heart of a what?

So went the fable that I heard on the radio this morning. It was about a mouse who were so stressed out when he was bullied by cats. The mouse went to see a witch and asked her to change him to a cat so that other cats would not bother him anymore. Wish granted, he was made miserable not long after by dogs. So he went and asked the witch to change him to a dog, only to be stirred later by lions. So he asked the witch to change him again to a lion, and he was then changed to a lion. His life was still miserable because at that point the hunters would want to catch him. He went to see the witch, so that the witch can change him into a hunter. However, unlike the last 4 attempts, this time the witch refused to change him to a hunter. She said ” you will never be the person you wanted to be for as long as you have a heart of a mouse!”

This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away“. – Rumi in Rumi Daylight.


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