Food For Soul- Maulana Rumi

 

Two Kinds of Intelligence

 

There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,
as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts
from books and from what the teacher says,
collecting information from the traditional sciences
as well as from the new sciences.

With such intelligence you rise in the world.
You get ranked ahead or behind others
in regard to your competence in retaining
information. You stroll with this intelligence
in and out of fields of knowledge, getting always more
marks on your preserving tablets.

There is another kind of tablet, one
already completed and preserved inside you.
A spring overflowing its spring-box. A freshness
in the center of the chest. This other intelligence
does not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,
and it doesn’t move from outside to inside
through conduits of plumbing-learning.

This second knowing is a fountainhead
from within you, moving out.

-Rumi

How do you allow the freshness of this second knowledge to stay evergreen in your heart? 

What do you do to feed YOUR soul? 

What is the source of this second type of Knowledge? 

We would love to hear form you. Share your ideas and practices to keep this flame going in your heart.