Forget your life.
Say, “God is Great!” Get up!
You think you know what time it is.
It’s time to pray.
You’ve carved so may little figurines, too many.
Don’t knock on any random door like a beggar.
Reach your long hand out to another door,
beyond where you go on the street,
the street where everyone says “How are you?”
and no one says “How aren’t you?”
Tomorrow you’ll see what you’ve
broken and torn tonight,
thrashing in the dark.
Inside you there’s an artist
you don’t know about.
He’s not interested in how things look different
in the moonlight.
If you are here unfaithfully with us,
you’re causing terrible damage.
If you’ve opened your loving
to God’s Love,
you’re helping people you don’t know
and have never seen.
Is what I say true?
Say “Yes!” quickly,
If you know,
you’ve known it from before
the beginning of the universe.
~Mavlana Jalaladin Rumi
(1207-1273, Persian Poet and Mystic)