2011.05.31 01:00 - Quieter than a dove

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    (No session is found for this time, so Eliza posted a Rumi)



    How does a part of the world leave the world?
    How does wetness leave water? Don't try to

    put out a 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.
    I could explain this, but it will br
    eak the

    glass cover on your heart, and there's no
    fixing that. You must have shadow and light

    sourcce both. Listen, and lay your head under
    the tree of awe. When from that tree feathers

    and wings sprout on you, be quieter than
    a dove. Don't open your mouth for even a coo. 


    Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks

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