Ligo Haibun – The Challenge


As one of my fellow bloggers (Penny … “The Why About This”) has written:  “August has past and September has arrived, bringing seasons change to many parts of our planet. We tend to reflect more on things, as a new season emerges. I think possibly we are closer to nature during these times. Why is that do you suppose?



Another time of reflection occurs when reading quotes. The hosts (Nightlake, Ye Pirate and myself) of the Ligo Haibun Challenge have chosen the following two quotes for your reflections; delving into the romantic and philosophical nature of things. “

The haibun you will be writing this week will use one of the following two quotes:

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” – Rumi
….. or …..
“If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?” – Khalil Gibran

I’m choosing the second quote by Rumi as my prompt:

Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” Rumi 


Things in life usually come in pairs, in twos, in extremes, in opposites -night and day, hot and cold, black and white, good and bad, north and south, east and west. I have come to the realization that this has been the case in my life. I have experienced this plenty a’times – now looking back I can confirm it. There has always been a choice to be made.

Duality has had a place in my existence all the time. There’s been an inner clash of these opposites. I have always wondered … where should I go for advice? Which direction should I take? Where it the correct pathway? Questions, questions, questions … This is the thirsty looking for the water!

As I have gotten older, and hopefully wiser, I’ve realized the answers have always been there. Signs have been posted all along the way. Feelings have guided the way. The name for this is intuition ….. I always knew the answers, I always knew which road to take …. Now looking back, I always made the right choice; the choices that were right for me. These choices got me to where I am today. This is the water coming to the thirsty!

…… need for basic knowledge, need to simplify
…… reminds me of the “yin-yang
…… the union of the thirsty with water

This is the first time that I attempt a Ligo Haibun Challenge. I hope that it’s at least satisfactory.
Someone out there … please, let me know!!

Here’s hoping you all have a great rest of the day and a wonderful weekend.

We ALL are ONE!! We ALL are connected!!