Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Soul versus Ego

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river
moving in you, a joy.

When actions come from another section, the feeling
disappears.  Don’t let

others lead you.  They may be blind or, worse, vultures. 
Reach for the rope

of God.  And what is that?  Putting aside self-will.
                                                                                Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, Trans. Barks, p.79

there is a spring
of water

welling up inside
waiting to be found

it gushes forth

unless we block it
with our worries
and our will

unless we allow others to
to fill us with their perceptions
and expectations
their judgements and definitions

impeding the flow
of Sacred soul
and leaving us withered
dry bones

Ah, let us go to the spring
and drink deeply
of that which never runs dry


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