I am awestruck by this beautiful soliloquy, “MY SOUL HAS A HAT.”
Written by Mario de Andrade (Sao Paolo 1893-1945), a poet, novelist, essayist and musicologist, he was also one of the founders of Brazilian modernism.
I didn’t find this soliloquy. This soliloquy found me. All the feelings I’ve been trying to verbalize are summed up in this prose, for I have been feeling disillusioned by certain events and by certain people I’ve invited into in my life.
You know when you get to that point when you’re just done… when you’re done with the games and the BS???
I want to live in truth and simplicity with yoga/mediation, making films, doing my seva and spending quality time with my family and friends.
“What is your truth and the life you’d like to lead?
“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” It’s a simple yet profound expression.
I feel like Mawlana Rumi is saying: be there in the moment and respect that place, that time and its owners. Whether it’s a positive or negative situation, you choose to be there and participate. It’s how you deal with this particular time that matters.
Be present and observe what happens.