I remember the first time I heard one of his quotes and I was blown away by the depth of thought, knowledge and love in just a few simple words. The irony is the experience was so powerful that I completely forgot what that quote was!
But that was the start of a love affair with the work of this 13th Century Sufi poet. One of the greatest spiritual masters of all time and what a blessing that his work is shared so widely today.
In a world where there is much fear around religion, and hate crime and terrorism it is beautiful to simply share words of love regardless of race or religion.
Rumi’s words are loved by all faiths and in honour of his work I have recorded my reading of one of his beautiful poems. The Guest House.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
You can listen to the poem here at Insight Timer completely free, as well as millions of other meditations including some healing and life transformation meditations from me.
LONDON, JANUARY 16, 2019 — Today, Ayse Durmush – TheTransformation Expert is officially a meditation teacher on the worldwide mindfulness app Insight Timer.
Insight Timer is an App with over 6 Million meditators worldwide and offers nearly 15,000 meditations to its users. Ayse is now officially one of the meditation teachers on the app.
Ayse says “It’s taken months to get here, but I can’t tell you how happy I am. I’ve been using Insight Timer as a meditator myself since learning how to meditate at The Chopra Centre in San Diego, so to be recognized as a meditation teacher on this app is absolutely mindblowing to me.”
As soon as Ayse’s first meditation went live it immediately received 5 star reviews.
“I was both nervous and excited when the first meditation went live, and when the first review came in and was so positive I was dancing around the room.” Jokes Ayse.
“The response has been overwhelming, I didn’t realize how good it would feel to share my meditations so far and wide, I’m so happy with the response.”
The first meditation Ayse created was a simple 5-minute breathing exercise, which has been very well received. And as a meditation teacher, she knows that there are many different styles and of meditation but decided to keep the first one nice and simple. But there are more to come.
“I’ve got some more meditations in the pipeline awaiting approval from the team, including a self-love meditation and one really powerful Hawaiian meditation called Ho’oponopono that really helps with healing.” Says Ayse.
Insight Timer has 6million users worldwide
Ayse is just one of 3,500 teachers
Her first meditation was rated 5 stars immediately
Ayse learnt meditation at The Chopra Centre
About Ayse Durmush
Ayse Durmush aka The Transformation Expert is journalist and host of the nationally-syndicated radio show SourceLife Show that airs across 15 radio stations in the US. The show focuses on mind, body, spirit, personal growth and business development. Ayse is an ex-senior digital marketer for brands like Virgin Media, Samsung, o2 & Royal Bank of Scotland but became paralyzed with chronic fatigue in 2015. Determined to fix her health she embarked on a worldwide journey that transformed her entire life. She now teaches others how to live their ultimate lives through her writing and her show.
Wonderful balance of guidance and quiet practice. Namaste ??
JudithPhoenix, Arizona, US
Plenty of neutral distractions to calm the mind. I continue to LOVE your Ho’oponopono meditation!
This was incredibly helpful for me. Eye opening. Thank you.
I like the time to focus on the mantra in my cadence. This was a great way to start the day, connected. Namaste’
So beautifully done. The music, the sequencing, the resting at the end, and your lovely voice. Brought me to tears as my heart reviewed all the Beings that I wished to reconcile with. Thank you.
FredericBoulder, CO, US
Thank you… this was a wonderful way to start my day.
MoiraBurnstown, Ontario, US
Really appreciate this meditation – I loved learning about the origins of the mantra, the meaning, and being given silent space to practice it. I also loved the closing of the meditation – thank you! I’ll be incorporating this into my daily practice.
RachelSeattle, WA, United States
This is wonderful! Very healing and calming at the same time. The mantra really gets you out of your own way and has an amazing effect. Thank you
MartieWeaverville, NC, US
IngeThe Hague, Netherlands
Very good feeling after this meditation. Something you can do anywhere .
Thank you namaste