“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me… There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.” ~Rumi
“…Don’t try to put out fire by throwing on more fire. Don’t wash a wound with blood.
No matter how fast you run, your shadow keeps up. Sometimes it’s in front. Only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow. But that shadow has been serving you.
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest…
You must have shadow and light source both. Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe…” ~Rumi
“All of me is damned.
From earliest beginnings,
my fate has been solitude —
elegant solitude, elegant loneliness.
I let it walk into me like into a cathedral,
down it’s aisle — wedding bells sound
in the secret place of my heart.”
“My weathered heart, fluent in death. My power lies in my ability to undo, wipe away, remove. Like death, I disjoin, I withdraw — and I do this with divine intention. I let go only of that which does not serve me: that is my strength, not my cowardice.”
“…You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should…
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
“October comes, a mourning song in the air, a soft weeping in the willow tree, a mission of night — carving spirits from the breeze.” ~Segovia Amil
“Still, I have compassion for you, as I do for all prisoners.”