Monday, 27 June 2016

# THE SELF WE SHARE #

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Thirst is anger at water, Hunger, bitter
with bread. The cave wants nothing to do

with the sun. This is dumb, the self-
defeating way we've been. A gold mine is

calling us into its temple. Instead, we
bend and keep picking up rocks from the

ground. Every thing has a shine like gold,
but we should turn to the source! The

origin is what we truly are! I add a little
vinegar to the honey I give. The bite of

scolding makes ecstatsy more familiar. But
look, fish, you're already in the ocean:

just swimming there makes you friends with
glory. What are these grudges about? You

are Benjamin. Joseph has put a gold cup
in your grain sack and accused you of being

a thief. Now he draws you aside and says,
"You are my brother. I am a prayer. You're

the amen". We move in eternal regions, yet
worry about property here. This is the

prayer of each: You are the source of my
life. You separate essence from mud. You

honor my soul. You bring rivers from the
mountain springs. You brigthen my eyes. The

wine you offer takes me out of myself into
the self we share. Doing that is religion.


Rumi- THE GLANCE Songs of Soul-Meeting