Monday, December 5, 2011

the way appears

As you start out on the way,
the way appears.

As you cease to be,
true life begins.

As you grow smaller,
the world cannot contain you.

You will be shown a being
that has no you inside it.

~ Rumi
translation by Coleman Barks
from The Big Red Book


erin said...

i do wonder on this, struggle with it actually, the central power of the ego. is it possible to ever be beyond it? can one ever get small enough? once i had hoped so and now i don't believe it. and so i don a horsehair shirt time to time.