Tag Archives: Rumi

Rumi & back pain

I am finding Rumi gems hither and yon and re-falling in love with this poetry.  As someone with a wee bit of lower back pain this morning, I smiled when accidentally discovering this poem.  Suzi Banks Baum sent it to … Continue reading

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Let’s mess up a little today, shall we?

This morning I woke up and the inner voice was already involved in a complicated debate.  Should I have coffee or not?  Go to work before the funeral or not?  Do yoga or skip it? As if that wasn’t enough, … Continue reading

Posted in February 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 87 Comments

Sitting again beside the hearth of a beloved poem

The Guest House This being human is a guest house.  Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all: Even if they’re a crowd of … Continue reading

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If a leaf fell in the forest and you were perfectly silent…would you hear it?

As Jalaluddin Rumi said: Why are you so afraid of silence? Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void, a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.             Silence is … Continue reading

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