The wisdom of Rumi

     

    Pick your brush

     

    These spiritual window-shoppers,
    who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking.
    They handle a hundred items and put them down,
    shadows with no capital.

    What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping.
    But these walk into a shop,
    and their whole lives pass suddenly in that moment,
    in that shop.

    Where did you go? “Nowhere.”
    What did you have to eat? “Nothing much.”

    Even if you don’t know what you want,
    buy – something, – to be part of the exchanging flow.

    Start a huge, foolish project,
    like Noah.

    It makes absolutely no difference
    what people think of you.

Rumi, ‘We Are Three’, Mathnawi VI, 831-845


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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