“Those who throw dust at the sun, the dust falls in their own eyes.” ~Hazrat Inayat Khan
We tell ourselves that we want peace, we want love, we want happiness. However, we are the ones who go out into the world and create troubles for ourselves. We are the ones who put too much work on ourselves. We are the ones who let things of the world bother us, things that will never change, things that are part of this world and always will be.
We are the ones who go and try to throw dust into the wind and then complain that the wind blew dust in our eyes.
We all have our own ways of throwing dust in our eyes, but one that is almost universal is by focusing on things that simply dont matter. As Hazrat Inayat Khan also said: “To delve into a matter which matters little, is like raising dust from the ground.” We delve into such matters daily, several times a day. If we really want peace, happiness, joy, the weight of the world off our shoulders, we simply must stop bothering with the unimportant matters of the world which we can’t change.
Stop throwing dust in your eyes and see how that goes.