there is a community of the spirit

There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street,
and being the noise.


Drink all your passion,
and be a disgrace.


Close both your eyes
to see with the other eye.


Open your hands
if you want to be held.


Sit down in this circle.


Quit acting like a wolf, and feel
the shepherd’s love filling you.


At night, your beloved wanders.
Don’t accept consolations.


Close your mouth against food.
Taste the lover’s mouth in yours.


You moan, “She left me.” “He left me.”

Twenty more will come.


Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!


Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?


Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.


Flow down and down in always
widening rings of being.”


by Rumi – from The Essential Rumi translated by Coleman Barks

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  1. ahhh, rumi…

  2. the things you right are realy good.