To be nobody but yourself

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing lasts forever; No one lives forever. Keep that in mind, and love. Our life is not the same old burden; Our path is not the same long journey. The flower fades and dies, We must pause to weave perfection into music Keep that in mind, and love. My beloved, in you I find refuge. […]

Intellect vs Love

Lovers know there are roses in the bloody veil of love; they live astounded by Love’s matchless beauty. The intellect says, “The six directions are blocked!” Love says, “There’s a way!” Intellect sees a market and starts to haggle; Loves sees thousands of markets beyond that market. How many mystic martyrs hidden in Love’s soul […]

Through love vinegar becomes rich wine

A bit of Rumi to wake up to this morning: Through love bitter things seem sweet. Through love scraps of copper are turned to gold. Through love dregs taste like clear wine. Through love agonies are healing balms. Through love thorns become roses. Through love vinegar becomes rich wine. Through love the scaffold becomes a […]

Clearing

Clearing Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only then will you know how to give […]

My life-bound friend…

Really love this. You can download it from soundcloud and there is a whole playlist from the artist here. … [click on title to read and view more]