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Rumi on Devotion ->


Gamble everything for love,
if you’re a true human being.
If not, leave this gathering.
Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.
You set out to find God,
but then you keep stopping for long periods
at mean-spirited roadhouses.

The sun is Love.
The Lover, a speck circling the sun.
A Spring wind moves
to dance any branch that isn’t dead.

Something opens our wings.
Something makes boredom
and hurt disappear.
Someone fills the cup in front of us.
We taste only sacredness.

I have lived on the lip of insanity,
wanting to know the reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I’ve been knocking from the inside!

Dance, when you are broken open.
Dance, when you’ve torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance, when you’re perfectly free.

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded.
Someone sober will worry about things going badly.
Let the lover be.

I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.
Now my loving is running toward my life shouting,
What a bargain, let’s buy it.

When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.

You that came to birth and bring the mysteries,
your voice-thunder makes us very happy.
Roar, lion of the heart, and tear me open.

“Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there”

~Rumi

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hollow bones ->

When we become hollow bones
there is no limit to what the Higher Powers
can do in and through us in spiritual things.

~Frank Fools Crow (Lakota)

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Living Life ->


I will not die and unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling, or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days
to allow my living to open me
to make me less afraid, more accessible
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance
to live,
so that which came to me as seed
goes on to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

~Dawna Markova

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the Rhythm of Sea ->


A Wise Teacher from the Ocean is Kelp…
Showing us how to Move through Life.
Kelp easily Moves with the Rise and Fall of the Tides.
When the Waves come, Big and Small,
it is pushed upon the rocks,
Simply responding by…

Dancing… with Fluidity and Grace.
Accepting… each Moment as it Occurs
No Hesitation… always finding the Rhythm of Life

…as should we…


~kenji

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You


I like You

... when you are the saint
... when you are the sinner
... or whatever other version
of you that shows up along the way.

Actually,
I Really like the raw,
unprocessed person
that grows in your own natural way....

Becoming



The woo woo & and its people will disappoint you,
Narcissism & the folk who wear it will disappoint you,
Whatever flavor of life or person you meet will disappoint you in some way
As it is human nature.

Become like a dancer...
with your life.
Along the way you will meet Fred Astaires
who'll make magic with you
And you will meet Frankensteins who'll crush you...
for a time

It is hard,
It is beautiful,
It is wondrous to see
It is what it is.

These are the experiences that make you...
You

So...

I like You

~kenji

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