Friday, January 14, 2011

Rumi: The Water You Want

This outward Spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.
  -- Rumi

Today's guidance from The Rumi Card Book:
Transformation Card:  Anyone who asks to be illuminated now will be made a torch to light up the world.  This is a time radiant with blessings:  Realize your deepest dreams.
Category explanation from the book:  In the universe of Love, all things are in perpetual metamorphosis.  Love powers an endless evolution and a cosmic dance in which all things constantly are born and die and change shape.
The Water You Want

The Water You Want
Someone may be clairvoyant, able to see
the future, and yet have very little wisdom.
Like the man who sees water in his dream
and began leading everyone toward his mirage.
I am the one with heart vision.
I have torn open the veil.
So they set out with him inside the dream,
while he is actually sleeping
beside a river of pure water.
Any search moves away from the spot
where the object of the quest is.
Sleep deeply wherever you are on the way.
Maybe some traveler will wake you.
Give up subtle thinking, the twofold, threefold
multiplication of mistakes.
Listen to the sound of waves within you.
You are dreaming your thirst,
when the water you want

is inside the big vein on your neck.

From:  A YEAR WITH RUMI  by Coleman Barks,

1 comment:

  1. Like how the video is put together.

    Those last three lines of the poem is so vivid an image.