“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other’ doesn’t make any sense.
What is Rumi trying to convey to us with this quote?
To me this points to a realm without judgment of which the words rightdoing and wrongdoing are an integral part. Too often we form an opinion or pronounce a determination upon someone, coming solely from our own conditioning and perspective. We label according to our own viewpoint, categorizing others into familiar slots of religion, colour, nationality, size, age and physical traits. Only in physicality do we create these illusions. Do they change the target person?
No. These judgments just define us.
When we enter the field of non-judgment, the need to do this disappears.
We are filled with the one vibration of all that is, connecting us fully to all living things. There is no separation here. We experience a total connectedness that transcends the need for language, ideas and seeing each other not as individuals but united, linked by the life-giving, energy vibration we all share.
So, where is this field Rumi talks about?
It is our home base, the place we return to when the costume of the present incarnation falls away and the spirit moves on.
Rumi is speaking about the soul, the part of us that lives on eternally; the part of us that will continue to seek higher learning by reincarnating again, in order to grow spiritually.
I have no doubt, I will meet him there on that field.
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