Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Opening the letter of the body's life
inside the words. This body, your life, is a letter
to the king of the universe.
Go to a private place and open it and read to see if
the words are right. If they
aren't, start another! And don't think it's easy to open
the body and read the secret
message. This is the most courageous work, not something
for children playing with knucklebones in the dirt.
Open to the title page. Is what it says there the same as what you
have said it says? If
you're carrying a heavy sack, empty out the stones! Bring
only what should be given.
from The Soul of Rumi
translation by Coleman Barks