“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety: if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.” By Rumi
Remember the manifestation mantra from The Secret? “Ask, Believe, and Receive.” That’s it. Set your intention, request, question, prayer, demand, or dream into the universe and then let it happen.
Ok, I hear you (as well as my inner voice), that nothing happens without action. I cannot argue with that. In the situation spoken from Rumi, maybe we can assume he is referring to things that we cannot change in the moment we desire them. I imagine he isn’t saying bro do nothing; by all means, do something to get your wish to fruition. However, don’t just sit there and overthink it. Also, don’t force things. Look for and pursue the path of least resistance in all your planning. All energy flows forward, so we must as well. Resistance is the same as blockage. It won’t help to keep bumping against it; it must be overcome.
When you hit resistance, stop and learn how to get over or around it. I believe the important distinction here is that we must not dwell on resistance or pain. We must keep moving forward. When we look for problems we always find them. The same goes for whatever we are looking for. So, Rumi is correct: what we are looking for, is also looking for us. That’s another way of saying it’s the law of attraction.
Be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it…