"The Heart's Garden"
"Love, the life-giving garden of this world." Rumi
This collection has been influenced heavily by the beautiful poems of Rumi, an exceptional Persian poet of the 13th century.
“I, you, he, she, we, in the garden of mystic lovers, these are not true distinctions."
"Love, the life-giving garden of this world."
"The garden of the world has no limits except in your mind. Its presence is more beautiful than the stars with more clarity than the polished mirror of your heart."
"This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden."
"Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom."
"Pull the thorn of existence out of the heart! Fast! For when you do, you will see thousands of rose gardens in yourself.”
And happily, the title of the collection, by coincidence, is the same as a book influenced by Rumi also. ( I did not know this when I was coming up with the name ). It shares my thoughts exactly as to what I was feeling while creating it.
“The Heart's Garden : Based on a poem by Rumi. A children’s book by Omid Arabian tells a wondrous, adventure-filled story inspired by Rumi's holistic worldview. It empowers kids by reminding them of their inter-connectedness to all and their ability to transform the world.
The Land of Winter has been mired in cold and dark for ages. Its residents (the WinterPeople) set out to seek the Heart's Garden, a place where winter doesn't rule, the sun shines unconditionally, and magnificent flowers grow. The garden is located in the City of Love; but to enter the city the WinterPeople have to let go of what weighs them down, and find their wings.
Once in the Heart's Garden, the WinterPeople discover the power that comes from knowing they are one with the entire universe; they vow to bring the light and warmth of love back to the Land of Winter. “