The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Melody Moezzi

Narrated By: Mozhan MarnĂ²

Date: March 2020

Duration: 7 hours 7 minutes

Summary:

A powerful personal journey to find meaning and life lessons in the words of a wildly popular 13th century poet.

Rumi's inspiring and deceptively simple poems have been called ecstatic, mystical, and devotional. To writer and activist Melody Moezzi, they became a lifeline. In The Rumi Prescription, we follow her path of discovery as she translates Rumi's works for herself - to gain wisdom and insight in the face of a creative and spiritual roadblock. With the help of her father, who is a lifelong fan of Rumi's poetry, she immerses herself in this rich body of work, and discovers a 13th-century prescription for modern life.

Addressing isolation, distraction, depression, fear, and other everyday challenges we face, the book offers a roadmap for living with intention and ease, and embracing love at every turn--despite our deeply divided and chaotic times. Most of all, it presents a vivid reminder that we already have the answers we seek, if we can just slow down to honor them.

  •  You went out in search of gold far and wide, but all along you were gold on the inside.

  •  Become the sky and the clouds that create the rain, not the gutter that carries it to the drain.

  •  You already own all the sustenance you seek. If only you'd wake up and take a peek.

  •  Quit being a drop. Make yourself an ocean.

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  • Anonymous

    I loved this book. It is many things, a story about a spiritual quest and a search for creative sustenance; it is also a story of moving through difficult life moments and learning to live well, becoming more resilient. And a story of identity and connecting with rich cultural lineage, and especially, the story of a daughter and a father forging a deeper relationship because she wants to learn from and share the thing he holds most dear, Rumi and his poetry. I know Melody Moezzi's writing through BPHope magazine but had never read one of her books, and I am so glad I chose to read this one. Her open and honest discussion of her experiences with bipolar in the book were important, as was her willingness to value and use her experiences while manic to inform her search for meaning in the world once she was more stable. But this book at heart is about two things for me, the creative process and how to sustain it especially after experiencing some success; and then the tenderness and humor with which she portrays her wonderful, thoughtful and supportive father and their relationship as it grows. I also really enjoyed hearing Rumi's poetry recited (the narration is great here) and interpreted in situations that we all come up against in life. I did also laugh in multiple places bc Moezzi has a self-reflective humor that is pretty awesome.

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