Monday, February 11, 2008

Streams Of Living Water

" Set out now, while you're strong, on the heart's vast plain:
You'll never discover joy on the plain of the body.
The heart is the only house of safety, my friends:
It has fountains, and rose gardens within rose gardens.
Turn to the heart and go forward, travelers of the night;
there's where you'll find trees and streams of living water."
My favorite mystic poet, RUMI

2 comments:

  1. "The heart is the only house of safety..."

    So many times..okay..make that most of the time I rush through things because..well..they need to be rushed..And unfortunately, in hindsight I usually realize the more important moments that I should have taken time for...like when one of my kids asked me to sit with him and watch a particular funny film..I was busy and said "not now"...

    I know in my heart I should have sat there...

    At least now I'm learning that consciously living from the heart is the only real kind of living there is..

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  2. Rumi is a very profound thinker. His words encourage us to reframe our perception and open our senses.

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