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* some   great directives in this  poem.   ah,  RUMI...

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 eyes to see with the other eye.
Open your hands if you want to be held.

Consider what you have been doing.
Why do you stay
with such a mean-spirited and dangerous partner?

For the security of having food. Admit it.
Here is a better arrangement.
Give up this life, and get a hundred new lives.

Sit down in this circle.

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

At night, your beloved wanders.
Do not take painkillers.

Tonight, no consolations.
And do not eat.

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

You moan, But 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.
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Worth  contemplation…
“Into every empty corner, into all forgotten things and nooks, Nature struggles to pour life, pour life into the dead, life into life itself. ”

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Totally  on  board  with this   quote.

“The  patient  must  learn to take charge  of  his own life.  Don’t  take  your  body  to the  doctor as if  it was  a  repair shop.”

Quentin Regenstein,  MD

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Doesn’t this  just     take   you right  there?    🙂

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Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean– the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down–
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

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life and ecstasy

Put your trust in him who gives
LIFE and ECSTASY.
Don’t mourn what doesn’t exist;
cling to what does. ~ rumi

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a rumi-nation

Put your trust in him

who gives

Life and Ecstasy.

Don’t mourn what

doesn’t exist;

Cling to what does.

~ rumi

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