The wisdom of Rumi

This is for a friend of mine…..

You sit here for days saying,
“This is strange business.”

You’re the strange business.
You have the energy of the sun in you,
but you keep knotting it up at the base of your spine.

You’re some weird kind of gold
that wants to stay melted in the furnace,
so you won’t have to become coins.

Say ONE in your lonesome house.
Loving all the rest is hiding inside a lie.

You’ve gotten drunk on so many kinds of wine.
Taste this.
It won’t make you wild.
It’s fire.

Give up, if you don’t understand by this time
that your living is firewood.

This wave of talking builds.
Better we should not speak,
but let it grow within.

-Jelaluddin Rumi
from The Illuminated Rumi

Push open the door


About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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