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 don’t see it, 

That No will behead us 

And shut tight our window onto spirit. 
So let us rather not be sure of anything, 

Besides ourselves, and only that, so 

Miraculous beings come running to help. 

Crazed, lying in a zero circle, mute, 

We shall be saying finally, 

With tremendous eloquence, Lead us. 

When we have totally surrendered to that beauty, 

We shall be a mighty kindness.

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