Sunday, January 9, 2011

Rumi: Those Who Don't Feel This Love

Let us fall in love again
and scatter gold dust all over the world.

-- Rumi

Today's guidance from The Rumi Card Book:
Category Love: -- If it is love you are looking for, take a knife and cut off the head of fear.  It is a time when love itself is willing to teach the truth directly.  To find love, destroy your old patterns.
Category explanation from the book:  Rumi wrote, "Wherever you may be, in whatever situation or circumstance you may find yourself, strive always to be a lover, and a passionate lover.  Once you possess your heart in love, you will always be a lover, in the tomb, at the Resurrection, and in paradise forever and ever." 
Warning:  Mild Nudity

Those who don’t feel this Love

Those who don’t feel this Love
pulling them like a river,
those who don’t drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take in sunset like supper,
those who don’t want to change,
let them sleep.

This Love is beyond the study of theology,
that old trickery and hypocrisy.
I you want to improve your mind that way,
sleep on.

I’ve given up on my brain.
I’ve torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.
If you’re not completely naked,
wrap your beautiful robe of words
around you,

and sleep.

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  1. Oh my. How beautiful. everything.

    And how timely.

    you have soothed a very distressed heart this morning with your post Joyceann. Thank you.

  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely .... thank you

  3. This post goes well with Louise's, which also addresses Love.