Surfing the web this morning and found this quote on the paintedpath.org. The quote is attributed to Rumi.
This quote reminded me again of how I have the tendency to keep looking outwards for whatever it is I am looking for.
I remember an experience I had at Borders book store several years ago. I was kneeling down in front of a shelf of books, lusting for one particular book. The thought came to my mind, "You won't find it in any of these books." I stood up and left the store.
I could tell you that I fasted from reading for the next twelve or twenty-four months and began an intensive meditation routine and that I now levitate at will, walk on water and actually polished a stone into a mirror, but I won't.
I will tell you that I ordered a book by Rumi this morning and already have it on my kindle. I will tell you that I continue to struggle with disciplining my mind, my life, my practice, my everything.
I will tell you that I am an ordinary guy, looking for an ordinary mind.
Don't go anywhere. I beg you; the Moon you are looking for is inside you. --Rumi