One of our favorite hikes is the Cemetery Ridge Trail in Clear Creek Metro Park. I have done several posts relating to Clear Creek: Weekend Reflections at Clear Creek Metro Park, CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK FOR WATERY WEDNESDAY,Clear Creek Metro Park-Mathias Cabin-Spider Webs are just a few.. For this post I’ll show some of the early fall color and “things” of interest along the trail..and throw in some quotes from Rumi.. Enjoy
As some of you may know I’ve been doing a lot of walking for health reasons and it paid off this past weekend. The Cemetery Ridge trail isn’t the easiest but I did ok and really enjoyed the hike/picnic.
Actually, we combined the Fern Trail—Cemetery Ridge Trail and returned on The Creekside Meadows Trail.
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.”
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
“An eye is meant to see things.The soul is here for its own joy.”
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
“Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.” On this hike about the only sounds you hear are those of nature or a plane overhead
“Knock, And He'll open the door Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun, Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”
Who is Rumi ?????? Also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (جلالالدین محمد رومی), and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. (Just had a birthday) I first learned about Rumi from visiting THIS website. From Amazon
Mystical Poems of Rumi The Illuminated Rumi
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll leave you with this thought from Rumi, “What you seek is seeking you.” For me this hike was a little slice of heaven. I hope you are having a great week and making the most of life.
Technorati Tags: RUMI,CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK,CEMETERY RIDGE TRAIL,LANCASTER OHIO,OUR WORLD TUESDAY,MANDARIN ORANGE MONDAYNear Lancaster,Ohio you will find Clear Creek Metro Park and the Cemetery Ridge Trail.. Enjoy the photos and the quotes by Rumi. I hope there is enough orange to link with Mandarin Orange Monday and since this is part of my world I’ll link to Our World Tuesday The Illuminated Rumi