Being Drawn

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

 – Rumi

At my age, I must confess,  it comes down to about being drawn by beauty in all its forms.Therefore it has much to do with being drawn into deeper ways of seeing. I’ve discovered that nurturing the “being drawn to” in life has a profound sense of freedom about it. Exertion begins to fall away and is slowly replaced by a natural attraction and movement. To be able to live and move in this sphere of  “natural attraction” also has a wonderful peace about it.

About Don

I love life. Sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Discerning its underlying patterns and beauty always provides great reward and meaning and is a passion I ineptly follow. I feel deeply attached to nature and love the sea with its distinct moods and colour and find walking along its beaches wonderfully inspiring. Writing, sketching and photography is a sheer joy for me and the blog is one of the places I am able to express these pursuits.
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37 Responses to Being Drawn

  1. That is wonderfully expressed Don, and I feel just the same. Perhaps, with age, we do actually achieve some wisdom! 🙂


  2. Dan Antion says:

    Beauty is a powerful silent force indeed Don. Nicely put!


  3. Hariod Brawn says:

    This sounds like the life well-lived Don. If I read you right, then perhaps there’s more of life conjoining with Don as a natural symbiosis, rather than Don selecting and apportioning aspects of life to himself. A freedom arrived at by moving from conscious choice to a more innately derived attraction? I really don’t know of course, and your words are deep, pointing at much more. You could write a book just on this one theme; not everyone could, but you could.


    • Don says:

      You know Hariod, you have this wonderful way of capturing and articulating things. You’ve expressed so well what I feel, a natural symbiosis, that’s precisely it. I have to say I have many a fall along the way where life suddenly takes on a form of exertion, but I’m far, far more aware of it now and kind of gently slip into that symbiosis you speak of. You say, you don’t know of course, I think you do, more than most of us. 🙂


  4. So true. I find beauty every day and enjoy every second of it. And with that enjoyment of beauty and being present comes a feeling of peace. Spent all afternoon yesterday outside listening to all the birdspeak… sweet peace.


  5. I like to be surrounded by beauty Don and it’s truly everywhere if you look for it. ❤
    Diana xo


  6. nrhatch says:

    One destination, many paths. Makes sense. After all, life is not a game of Follow the Leader or Monkey See, Monkey Do.

    We can only live happily ever after on a moment by moment basis.

    On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined. ~ Lord Byron.


  7. Susan Feniak says:

    Don, thank you for reminding me to take time and be drawn by the strange pull of what I really love. In this busy life a reminder is a good thing. I need to remember to stop and smell the roses!! 🙂


  8. davecenker says:

    So very well stated, Don – I am finding truth in your thoughts and words, firsthand. Thank you!


  9. Val Boyko says:

    I love how you have expressed this Don. Nurturing our natural attraction … and identifying that which is not… is a discerning and content filled way to live life!


  10. That is just how I feel. Beauty is there all around us and realising that does bring a sense of peace in our uncertain world. Consciously seeking the beauty in life helps to counteract that over which we have no influence .
    All the best to you and your, Don.


    • Don says:

      Thanks Sally. What you’ve written in this comment, I know, is an expression of the role of beauty in your life. I’ve seen it so clearly in your blog in the way you relate to your surroundings, through your images and your words. I’ve also appreciated the way you find so much beauty and excitement in the ordinary things around you. You live well, Sally, and that’s a tremendous gift.

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  12. Mary says:

    Almost becoming one, at a high level of appreciation, as mind and body connect with a natural sense of beauty.


  13. This sphere of natural attraction does, indeed, have a wonderful peace, Don, and Rumi’s quote is a perfect complement.


  14. ladyfi says:

    Seeing beauty in the small details of life makes life so much richer.


  15. Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    Two days in a row I re-blog a post quoting Rumi. He just finds a way into one’s heart with words and images of inspiration. Beauty is found in everyday events as we loosen the cobwebs from our eyes and realize that everything shows itself as a gift that we are drawn towards.


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