Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rumi: Today, Like Every Other Day

The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.
 -- Rumi

Today's guidance from The Rumi Card Book
Category: Birth -- Love has come to rule and transform. Stay awake, my heart, stay awake.  Be acutely aware of the hidden teachings and blessings you are about to receive.
Category description from the book:  "Each moment of our lives is potentially a new birth, if our hearts are open.  Rumi always claimed that the wind of grace is always blowing from God, but that we are too rarely open to its fertile power.  Nevertheless, through Divine generosity, signs of new birth constantly dance in and out of our lives, inviting us to hope, creativity, passion, and praise!
Today, Like Every Other Day

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened.  Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading.  Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

translated by John Moyne and Coleman Barks, http://colemanbarks, com


  1. Oh, Joyce -- this is so wonderful.

    Thank you!

  2. Beauty and wisdom and healing all in one.

    Thanks my friend.

  3. I love seeing poets in action. Thanks for posting this beautiful piece.

    1. Thanks Becky ... always enjoy the things you share also.