Monday, January 2, 2012

the art






A wealth you cannot imagine
flows through you.

Do not consider what strangers say.
Be secluded in your secret heart-house,
that bowl of silence.

Talking, no matter how humble-seeming,
is really a kind of bragging.

Let silence be the art 
you practice.




~ Rumi
translation by Coleman Barks
from Rumi: Bridge to the Soul



1 comments:

erin said...

oh! i was just trying to remember this,

Talking, no matter how humble-seeming,
is really a kind of bragging.


and failing at it again!

a real question, how do we share then? because the rest of what rumi says here is sustaining to me.

xo
erin