Rev. Jimmie Scott –
One of my favorite Oriental parables is about the seemingly omnipresent Nasrudin. In this instance, a neighbor comes upon him down on his knees searching for something. The neighbor asked, “what have you lost Mulia (precious one)?” “My key,” said Nasrudin. After observing for a few minutes the neighbor asked; “where did you drop it?” Nasrudin responds, “At home.” Then why, for heaven’s sake are you looking here?” Asked the neighbor. Nasrudin responds, “Because there is more light here.”
To the western mind this sounds like the makings of a bad joke but at an esoteric level when you separate the elements into fragments and be Nasrudin, a person in search of self, we get different meanings. On the spiritual quest, a person often wonders who he/she is. Especially in times of turmoil and strife. We instinctually know the key is accessible, but in the confusion of the moment, the darkness of frustration can create panic. A brief pause and a deep relaxing breath shed light on the situation. Then peace is uncovered. There truly is no place like home!
Peace and Blessings,