My first rendevous with Mevlana was in the last month of this year, on 15th of December. I was standing in front of him and struggled with an indefinable feeling. Tears were streaming down my face and my heart was heavy with sadness.
Our conversation was wordless. I asked him: "Here I am, in front of you. Why do I feel so empty, so non-existing?" "To remember my advice 'Appear as you are. Be as you appear.'"
"What if I still don't know who I am, if I am still searching for myself? This emptyness is frightning me."
"Don't be afraid. Purified from all your feelings and patterns you are now standing naked in front of me.
Look around you: all these people here have different religions, an ethnic background and education. They are from a different gender or age. You all recognize each other by these patterns, your so-called positions in community. My philosophy, my point of view on life is universal. There is no place for patterns.
You (all of you) are not used to live a life without patterns, that's why you feel so empty now. You (all) are trying 'to be' in the outer and inner world, your thoughts, by leaning on your patterns."
"But how can I find myself without patterns, how can I describe my personality?"
"Look into yourself for just one minute. What do you see?"
Suddenly all my sadness was wiped away and a very strong, new feeling filled this place in my heart.
"Love. Pure love."
"That is you, pure love, that is humanity itself. You only can be aware of this love, when you are fearless and have no patterns anymore. When there is love, there is no place for fears. The time will come, where mankind will understand, that if they have found love, they will have discovered themselves.
Therefore: just be and help others to be themselves! That's all."
I took a deep breath. Thinking of that I will hopefully meet him again I left his tomb.
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