Well, it’s been a while.
Four months to be exact.
New Year, new leaf, new starts and all that.
And an absolute doozy of a book to recommend…
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
Now I must admit I knew very little about Rumi before I read this book.
Other than the fact that he seems to feature rather a lot when someone wants a spiritual sound bite for an inspirational quote.
Sort of a Thirteenth Century Athena poster guy.
But without cats.
How very wrong I was…
This book beautifully interweaves the story of Rumi’s platonic love for Shams of Tabriz, with a contemporary love story between a middle aged secular minded Jewish housewife and a modern day Sufi.
But the Universe works in mysterious ways. 🙂
This book provides a gentle introduction to the poetry and mysticism of Sufism, and to the wisdom and spiritual journey of Rumi.
Buy it, read it, feel better.
Now that’s inspirational! 🙂