“Compel yourself to wear away your stone nature
So your stone can radiate the qualities of a ruby”
This couplet is from a poem by Rumi, the profound Sufi poet. Don’t we all walk in the world shielding ourselves from view with thoughts akin to “Don’t let them see the real me.” Yet the inner essence of each of us is this ‘ruby’. Each of us that can ‘radiate the qualities of a ruby’ encourages and strengthens the rest of us to continue to work on wearing away our stone natures. Let’s all glow together!