16 Sept – Wounds of Light

Rumi said that a wound is where the light enters you. Discuss this idea and how it applies to a moment in your life.


Without going through a battle and getting wounded, then we don’t truly gain insight. The way I read this, the light is a metaphor for insight / wisdom / knowledge / understanding. And if wounds don’t give you that, then you must be an idiot.

Personally, my wounds are lessons in life. Usually lessons learnt from mistakes made, but when I make a mistake, I tend to do so on a rather large scale (go big or go home, right?!?!) so therefore my lessons I learn from the resulting wounds are lasting.

Whilst it may seem unfortunate that that is the situation; and whilst it would be better to be able to prevent myself from gaining such wounds, it’s just not a reality. This is part of life. This is how we grow and learn. This is how I’ve become the person that I am today.

Like I’ve mentioned several times before, perhaps the most significant wound I’ve ever sustained was caused by my father, and if wounds are the entry for light, then my entire being was completely filled the light and I saw clearly for the first time in a long time, and such clarity completely changed my entire life, instantly.

The person I was; everything I had ever known was suddenly gone, like somebody had just pulled the rug out from under me and I was falling, leaving behind everything I had known. Perhaps I was plummeting so quickly towards a new reality because I was so filled with light?

Who knows.

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