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November 11, 2009

One Thing in This World

- photo taken in 2006 in New Mexico, The Painted Desert, Ghost Ranch

The Master said: There is one thing in this world which must never be forgotten. If you were to forget everything else, but did not forget that, then there would be no cause to worry; whereas if you performed and remembered and did not forget every single thing, but forgot that one thing, then you would have done nothing whatsoever.

It is just as if a king had sent you to a country to carry out a specified task. You go and perform a hundred other tasks; but if you have not performed that particular task on account of which you had gone to the country, it is as though you have performed nothing at all.

So you have come into this world for a particular task and that is your purpose; if you do not perform it, then you will have done nothing.

From Discourses of Rumi

This feels like a very timely little piece for me to read. I thought I'd share it with you. What is that one thing that you think your soul has come here for?

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