Saturday, September 17, 2011

Your essence is your wealth

"You are haggling about how much to pay
for shoeing a donkey, when you could be seated
with one who is always in union with God,
who carries a beautiful garden inside himself.

You could be moving in a great circuit
without wings, nourished without eating,
sovereign without a throne.

No longer subject to fortune,
you could be luck itself,
if you would rise from sleep,
leave the market-arguing, and learn
that your own essence is your wealth."

-- Rumi, from Coleman Barks'
A Year with Rumi

4 comments:

Maureen said...

"... your own essence is your wealth" is a wonderful way to think of what we carry within and have to offer.

I enjoyed your poem!

karen gerstenberger said...

I love it.

Mystic Meandering said...

Beautiful Diane! :) Christine

Louise Gallagher said...

Me too. Love it.