It was the morning of the medical procedure that shall not be named. I was up at 3am downing a drink that should not be downed; followed by 32 oz. of water – a glorious way to begin the day.
The glory was in watching Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Belief’ series. http://www.oprah.com/belief/oprah-winfrey-presents-belief I purchased the series sight unseen.
‘I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside!’
That Rumi quote kept a woman who had suffered a severe surfing accident, then in a coma, focused on the here and now.
She had read the Rumi quote when she was young and now found it saved her. She was a practicing Catholic who, upon waking up, was called to the Sufi path . https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-twirling-helped-heal-a-womans-broken-body-and-shattered-spirit_us_56292a6de4b0aac0b8fc192a
The doctors told her she would never walk again.
She did. She eventually traveled to Konya, Turkey to become a Whirling Dervish.
Turning in the sacred ceremony she heard the voices of the doctors: “You won’t ever walk again.”
She said, “Then I will dance.”