Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Poem: Rumi - "One Who Can Quit Seeing Himself"

One Who Can Quit Seeing Himself

I look for one simple and open enough
to see the Friend, not an intelligence

weighing several perspectives. I want
an empty shell to hold this pearl, not

a stone who pretends to have a secret
center, when the surface is all through.

I want one who can quit seeing himself,
fill with God and, instead of being

irritated by interruption and daily
resentments, feel those as kindness.
Gateway to Silence
"I am a hole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through." --Hafiz