The Door Is Round and Open

 

 

For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself.
From within, I couldn’t decide what to do.
Unable to see, I heard my name being called.
Then I walked outside.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

 

-Rumi

 

 

What do Rumi’s words evoke in you?

What is the breeze at dawn whispering to you?

If you were ‘waking up’ now, what would you be aware of?

What is the dream, and what is the reality?

What if you “walked outside” today?

 

The door is round and open…

Photo by Len dela Cruz

 

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