I’d love to tell you. . .

Great Sufi Master, Hafiz, (1320-1389) and Rumi (about 100 years earlier) are known as “realized souls.” The Rumi quote in Namaste Consulting Inc last week’s blog I’d love to tell you. . .. is a theme we sometimes hear when diagnosed with cancer, or someone we love dies. It’s the softer version of, “It’s all good” when things appear anything but.

As a New Thought minister, I understood there is no loss. I got we are never ending energy. I grasped we are souls having a human experience. I also understood the need to grieve my past (could’ve, would’ve, should’ve….) My present (fear, confusion.) My future (it was forever changed.)

Allow yourself—and others to be the soul who knows this stuff—and still needs tender care in this human experience. If you’re a friend ready to share, “I’d just have the doc chop my breasts off and move on with life.”—Don’t. It’s not comforting to hear you say that, and you do not know what you’d do until you’re the one having this discussion with your doctor.

Yes, I’d love to tell you, “It’s a breeze.” “You’ll be better from this experience.” “Don’t grieve.” But I don’t tell you that because everyone moves through this in their own way. Whatever your situation, I wish you health and happiness with grace, ease and strength. Peace.

Namaste. . .

“Don’t grieve.
Anything you lose comes
round in another form.”

 I would SO love to tell you, “Yeah, don’t grieve.  It’s not spiritually necessary or enlightened.  We are transcendent beings. . . ”


Most of us are not there and many give lip service to those kinds of messages if we are honest with ourselves.

We hurt when we lose something.

We really hurt when we lose someone.

We have deep connections with the person we loved who died.

They co-create our world with us.

Sometimes they gave life to us (or we to them) and then we created a history, a storyline, a relationship, a family, a network of friends, etc.

We derive meaning and pleasure from our connection.

We sometimes sustain wounds and hardships in those relationships as well.

But they (the person and our experiences with them) are as much a part of…

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3 thoughts on “I’d love to tell you. . .

    • The poetry of Rumi and Hafiz speak to so many people – as do the writings of Lincoln and Emerson. Funny, Lincoln liked Emerson’s talks, and Emerson read Hafiz. . . It all comes back to,”We’re all just walking each other home.” —Rumi. I enjoy your blog and find it a nice dovetail to cancer issues. Thank you.

  1. Whoops! This evening I thought of this quote, and realized it was Ram Dass, not Rumi who said, “We’re all just walking each other home, not Rumi.”

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