One who runs away

Whoever runs away from our circle
runs from hearing and seeing.

A lover swallows the bleeding heart like a lion
Without great suffering, can one ever be lionhearted?

Suppose the heart is a parrot;

then the Sweetheart offers the sugar of suffering,
has anyone seen a parrot running away from sugar?

One who runs away is a gnat against the wind.
One who runs away is a thief fleeing from moonlight.

When god makes someone stubborn and ignorant,
that person gives up Heaven’s lofty abode and flees
to Hell

Anyone who truly understands dying would flee
towards death
as toward permanent life, as toward a crown and
royal robes.

When destiny decrees that So-and-So
will die while journeying,
then So-and-So, in fear of dying, flees on a journey.

Stop it; stop hunting what is not worth hunting,
for night’s fancy and even night itself will flee

Rumi: Divani Shams Tabrizi 794

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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