There’s courage involved if you want
to become truth. There is a broken-
open place in a lover. Where are
those qualities of bravery and sharp
compassion in this group? What’s the
use of old and frozen thought? I want
a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
where gold is stored; this is for copper.
We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change. Lukewarm
won’t do. Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.
From Soul of Rumi
by Coleman Barks
This is one of my favorites and dedicated to a friend of mine. Thank you
“this is for copper” Indeed!
Can I be the space for this?!
Shouts my self though tears of separation from me.
Shhh. Quiet. Let me be.
That is the challenge.
Shhh. That you too may be free with me.
Maybe not, but at least we’ll see.
Room4Truth is speaking into my hard heart. Thanks Pete