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Finding a Joyous Field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense. – Rumi

Observe the Wonders around you

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. – Jalaluddin Rumi

Walk Out of Your House like a Shepherd

Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. – Jalaluddin Rumi

Seeing through the Beloved’s Eyes

Borrow the Beloved’s eyes. Look through them and you’ll see the Beloved’s face everywhere. No tiredness, no jaded boredom…things you have hated will become helpers. –  Jalaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks, We Are Three

Let Yourself Be Drawn

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. – Jalaluddin Rumi, Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks

The Best Kind of Cleverness

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi  

Never Lose Hope

Never lose hope, my dear heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. – Rumi

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

In Lent, as in any season, a poem from Rumi is a welcome reflection From “A Thirsty Fish” by Rumi I don’t get tired of you. Don’t grow weary of being compassionate toward me! All this thirst equipment must surely be tired of me, the… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection”

Let Us Be Healed by Awe

Awe is the salve that will heal our eyes. – Rumi

A Word from My Favorite Poet – Rumi

We are departing for the skies. Who has a mind for sightseeing? -Rumi