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Know Yourself

April 10, 2017

On the occasion of my 68th journey around the sun. . .

 

Maybe you should know yourself

for just one moment.

Maybe you should glimpse

your most beautiful face.

Maybe you should sleep less deeply

in your house of clay.

Maybe you should move into

the house of joy

and shine in every crevice.

Maybe you are the bearer of hidden treasure.

Maybe you always have been.

Outer passes, essence abides.

Why kneel before some jug of clay?

Let it be.

Start seeking water.

Take the pearl

and leave the shell behind.

~Mavlana Jalaladin Rumi

(1207-1273 Persian Poet and Mystic)

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