“Be the change you wish to see in this world.” What did Mahatma Ghandi mean when he said this now famous statement? He likely understood the clear principle that life — this life of relativity, of the time-space continuum, of breathing in (inspiration) & breathing out (expiration) — is change. He may have recognized to flow with the river of life offers ease, while to go up the other way offers hardship & struggle. Perhaps Ghandi understood the fastest way to manifest something in this world is to fully embody it.
“Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere?” What Rumi experiences is that, like change, love is ever present, continuously occurring & everywhere. The opportunity for us is embodying that love in every word, act, & deed, beginning with ourselves, our partners, our families, our heart people, our communities, our enemies, the strangers on the bus, our neighbors.