Forget the world

Forget the world
And so command the world

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.
Help someone’s soul heal.
Walk out of your house like a shepard.

Stay in the spiritual fire.
Let it cook you.
Be a well baked loaf
And lord of the table.

Come and be served to your brothers.

You have been a source of pain
Now you’ll be the delight.
You have been an unsafe house,
Now you’ll be the one who see into the Invisible.

I said this and a Voice came to my ear,
“If you believe this, you will be That.”

Then silence
And now more silence.

A mouth is not made for talking
A mouth is made for tasting this sweetness.

– RUMI (translated by Coleman Barks)
from Like This: Rumi ; Versions by Coleman Barks

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