Listening to Orpheus (17)
(A word to the effect of counting. I don’ have a system. Some of the postings in this category I consider auxiliary in terms of developing the theme and so they don’t get a number. Others again take us a step further and so I count them in. This contemplative discourse “Listening to Orpheus” is all about the descent into the underworld – but even more importantly about the turning around and coming back to the world of form. It is about the forces of life – creativity, death and a passion for life.
Fatima pointed me to this wonderful lecture of Sheik Hamza Yussuf on the occasion of a Rumi convention and I will post the 5 parts over the course of the next days, because what he says is so poignant, so rich and so timely that I don’t want to rush it.
So this is part 1: ” Be moved by poetry”