Sunday, November 3, 2013

Learn the Alchemy

Learn the alchemy
true human beings know.
The moment you accept
what troubles you've been given,
the door will open.

Welcome difficulty,
as a familiar comrade.
Joke with torment 
brought by the Friend.

Sorrows are the rags of old clothes
and jackets that serve to cover,
and then are taken off.
That undressing,
and the naked body underneath,
is the sweetness that comes after grief.

-- Rumi

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