Sunday, May 2, 2010

Breathing in the rightness of things

Why ask about behavior
when you are soul-essence
and a way of seeing into presence?
Plus you are with us.
How could you worry?

You may as well free a few words
from your vocabulary:
why and how and impossible.
Open the mouth-cage
and let those fly away.

We were all born by accident,
but still this wandering caravan
will make camp in perfection.

Forget the nonsense categories
of there and here.
Race and nation and religion.
Starting point and destination.

You are soul and you are love,
not a sprite or an angel or a human being.
You are a Godman-womanGod-manGod-Godwoman.

No more questions now
as to what it is we are doing here.

-- Rumi, A Year with Rumi (May 2)


I read this poem AFTER a rather jumbled meditation period, and it just sort of whisked all those complicated thoughts away. When will I KNOW all this stuff that Rumi says, and stop needing to be reminded of the rightness of things?

Ah, but that's okay, too; it's all part of the journey.

And it's all good.


Louise Gallagher said...

It definitely is 'all good.'

My Rumi reading this morning was,

What was whispered to the rose to break it open last night was whispered to my heart.

I too struggle to listen to what is on my heart, to know 'this' without doubting myself.


Thank you so much for your courage and light.

Diane Walker said...

OOh, that's lovely.

I want to bloom just thinking about it!

Maureen said...

A double scoop of your words and Louise's. Marvelous.

And Rumi also said:

"Stand with dignity in the magnificent current of my words and they will carry you into God's arms."

(He knew. He just knew.)

Diane Walker said...

(from your mouths into God's arms/ears!) :)

Unknown said...

That image is incredibly powerful.

Jan said...

So good.