Daily Archives: January 19, 2016

When Grapes Turn To Wine – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

When grapes turn  to wine, they long for our ability to change.  When stars wheel  around the North Pole,  they are longing for our growing consciousness.  Wine got drunk with us,  not the other way.  The body developed out of … Continue reading

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When The Rose Is Gone – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

When the rose is gone and the garden faded  you will no longer hear the nightingale’s song.  The Beloved is all; the lover just a veil.  The Beloved is living; the lover a dead thing.  If love withholds its strengthening … Continue reading

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Two Friends – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

A certain person came to the Friend’s door  and knocked.  ‘Who’s there?’  ‘It’s me.’  The Friend answered, ‘Go away. There’s no place  for raw meat at this table.’  The individual went wandering for a year.  Nothing but the fire of … Continue reading

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Your Grief…. – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Your grief for what youve lost holds a mirror  up to where you’re bravely working.  Expecting the worst, you look and instead,  here’s the joyful face youve been wanting to see.  Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.  … Continue reading

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Zero Circle – Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Be helpless, dumbfounded,  Unable to say yes or no.  Then a stretcher will come from grace  To gather us up.  We are too dull-eyed to see that beauty  If we say we can, we’re lying.  If we say No, we … Continue reading

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