There is a story if 2 men chopping wood. One man works continuously and the other takes constant breaks. However, at the end I the day the man who took the breaks cut down more wood. When he was asked how this was possible he replied “I took breaks to sharpen my axe.”
I have realized how much I missed reading. It is so easy to get caught up with the routine of school, work and just life in general. Reading slips down on my list of things to do. But taking 20 minutes a day to read an uplifting book is so therapeutic. I need it. I need this time to sharpen my axe.
everytime i read Rumi I am amazed at soul and his beautiful way with words but at the same time mad i don’t understand Farsi and have to resort to a watered-down english translation.
If i ever learned the language it would be only to drown myself in the amazingness that is Rumi,