The Mirror

I’m so excited writing this because a couple of days ago, I have found a picture of Radha (Goddess of Love, Compassion and Pure Devotion) and Krishna (Her Spiritual Counterpart) and I was so taken away from the message that it gave me.

What do I feel from this picture? Bliss, Peace, Surrender, Love.

And, when I noticed the mirror in Radha’s hand which reflects Krishna’s glorious face, my Heart melted away as it says us that the beauty we see in Radha is a reflection of Krishna and it holds the same the other way around – Krishna’s Divine personality is a perfect reflection of Radha.

And today, one of the rules from the book “40 Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak popped up on my Facebook feed – As I read it, I quickly recalled Radha and Krishna! Here’s the rule:

Loneliness and solitude are two different things. When you are lonely, it is easy to delude yourself into believing that you are on the right path. Solitude is better for us, as it means being alone without feeling lonely. But eventually it is the best to find a person who will be your mirror. Remember only in another person’s heart can you truly see yourself and the presence of God within you.

Shams of Tabriz (Forty Rules of Love)

How effortless is to be in such a Solitude!
To recognize the mysterious Mirror –
That perfectly reflects the presence of God within us!


Thanks for reading!

Much Love,
V

23 thoughts on “The Mirror

  1. It takes humanity a long time to embrace solitude vs feeling lonely. When you begin to enjoy your own company, you actually begin to become creative through projects, an online class, a picnic with yourself and so forth… I was someone always needing to around people and being alone was uncomfortable. Today I look forward to the days I have to spend with myself to do what I want. I was always able to go shopping on my own, eat on my own but what become a spiritual awakening was when I started travelling on my own! I just had to depend on myself, find places, connect with strangers but I loved the moments on my own taking in such beautiful landscapes and really took in the moment! So having embraced solitude, sparked a beautiful calm mind! Thanks for your writing piece!!

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    1. Hello Lucy!

      Your comment is so special, thanks for stopping by!
      In those days in India, after spending Familial/societal life for a while, people left their places and wandered in search of Wisdom/Truth. Indeed, Shamz of Tabriz was a wandering Sufi dervish. I remember my grandpa’s home in the village where they had a free open space (Thinnai in my language) and all wanderers are welcome to relax as they want – The residents of the house usually offer something to them, at least a cup of water, if they do not have rice to offer. As a child, I’ve seen them but in these days, they are disappeared. The world has changed much but there are always people searching for something deeper.

      I remembered this old tradition when I read your comment about traveling. There must be something in traveling alone – leaving back our identities, conditioned thoughts/beliefs.

      My best wishes on your continuous Self-Discovery! Let’s stay connected 🙂

      V

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  2. Solitude should be measured in depths. Like bodies of water, or tree roots into the earth.
    Depth suggests a variation of light. Variations of warmth. It is also a neutral scale, deep isn’t good or bad, it just is. Shallow just is, too.
    I prefer my solitude to be deep, almost unfathomable.
    For me, deep, deep solitude as a communion with self. Going into a place where things are aesthetically pleasing, intellectually stimulating and emotionally warm. Caught and cradled by this balance, held and lifted, apart from time, place and self, existence is simple and stimulating.
    From this solitude I pull creativity, insight. I pull a measure of calm, quiet, and unity between mind and body. I pull meaning.

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    1. Hello Nikita, thank you so much! It’s nice to meet you! 🙂

      I absolutely love the description of your solitude. Sounds like a better way to define, what I call, The Void Space.

      Thank you again! (I am excited to read some of your posts)

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