Contemplation – Day 30

The true Sufi is such that even when he is unjustly accused, attacked and condemned from all sides, he patiently endures, uttering not a single bad word about any of his critics. A Sufi never apportions blame. How can there be opponents or rivals or even “others” when there is no “self” in the first place? How can there be anyone to blame when there is only One?.

I open to an optimistic outlook on life.

Well, another one of these ‘easier said than done’ rules. Today, I experienced someone cursing at me and blaming me for something that clearly was not my fault. It wasn’t anyone’s fault actually. It was a moment of ‘patiently enduring’ because I knew that the real reasons behind the curse and the blame could not revealed and so could not be discussed.

I took a big breath and asked God the supply me with the additional strength and compassion so I could avoid going into reaction. I felt the anger generated by the accusation, rising insider of me but I stopped it. There is no point in trying to claim my innocence when the real problem could not explored.

Eventually, I managed to let it all go but I could not move into oneness.  Instead I moved into compassion with myself.

Read: DAY30,  40 Rules of Love, form Release to Embrace (click)