Speak little, learn the words of eternity. Go beyond your tangled thoughts and find the splendor of paradise. RUMI
“A rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,
And as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall…
One day, a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide
The rose bent gently toward its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side
Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice’s length
And unfolded itself on the other side.
The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.
With practice over many years, I am learning to recognize my walls of righteousness, fear, anger, grief and tangled thoughts. I have discovered, that every wall has a crevice.
A crevice of light and love.
As I learn to bend and grow towards this light in the crevice, I expand and move through easily, unfolding to the other side.
In this space, I remember who I am. I am love, I am light. I am life.