Literature, Quotes

“What You Seek, Is Seeking You”

Very recently, I saw this quote by Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī better known as Rumi while surfing the internet which said, “What you seek, is seeking you” and I really loved it from that very moment. But honestly, I didn’t even understand the meaning of it, just the idea- what you are looking for(seeking) that thing is also looking for you- intrigued me. But I never went into the depth of it.

It was only after one of my friends also found this quote somewhere and considering me to be a genius asked me what it meant. And that was the first time when I even thought about it in depth. I wanted to find what it really meant, and if this theory was even right!

Then I started thinking, what could it be about? It took some time to understand, but then it just clicked. I found what it really meant. I found very good examples to explain it as well, and with the help of that, I’m going to explain it to you right now.

So, I write blogs but what is the reason I am writing? Spending so much time on it. Other than the fact that it is a good way to express myself and for self-satisfaction, the reason is I want people, I want you, to read my blogs and know what I have to say and how I feel. And you being the readers are in search for some content on the internet which will help you discover new things and learn new things or to see things from a completely different perspective. So here I am looking for (seeking) people to read my blogs and you being the readers are in search of (seeking) content upto your satisfaction. In a way we both are creating a mutual relationship, and helping each other in a way. I am in search of readers and you are in search of quality content, which means what I’m seeking is seeking me as well. And this proves the quote “What you seek is seeking you” to be true.

If this example still not clear to you let me give you one more. Suppose that I have just opened a restaurant. It is very obvious that my main aim would be to have some customers to have food at my restaurant and you on the other hand as a hungry person would be wanting to have something to eat. Which means I am waiting for (seeking) a customer and you are searching for (seeking) someplace to eat. This brings us to the conclusion that ‘I am seeking you and you are seeking me.’ I hope this example made things a little more clear!

But what I feel is that you will have to at least work to get what you’re seeking, you can not just sit on the couch and think of being fit. You will have to do some work if at all you want to achieve something, and if you work towards it you will surely achieve it!

So this is how this quote became my favorite quote! What do you think about this quote? What is your interpretation of it? Let me know in the comments below!

2 thoughts on ““What You Seek, Is Seeking You””

  1. Mull over it more! As you grow older, the meaning will reveal more more layers hidden it!! Wish you all the joys rediscovering what we think we know….


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