The wisdom of Rumi

Visible reality

If you want what visible reality
can give, you’re an employee.
If you want the unseen world,
you’re not living your truth.
Both wishes are foolish,
but you’ll be forgiven for forgetting
that what you really want is
love’s confusing joy.

From: The Essential Rumi
Translation by Coleman Barks

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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2 Responses to The wisdom of Rumi

  1. Sheila says:

    It’s amazing to discover my ‘wants’……………….and realize ALL of them (even the seemingly ‘good ones’) are based in ego! Letting them go……………one by one as they come to Light. Accepting a new reality. And experiencing a new kind of Love.

  2. Benno says:

    So much truth in so few words!

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