Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Community of the Spirit

"There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.

Drink all your passion
and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes
to see with the other eye.

Open your hands,
if you want to be held.
Sit down in this circle.
Quit acting like a wolf, and feel
the shepherd's love filling you.

At night, your beloved wanders.
Don't accept consolations.
Close your mouth against food.
Taste love's mouth in yours.

Be empty of worrying.
Think who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.
Flow down and down in always
widening rings of being."

Rumi