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A Bowl…

Posted in Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2012 by Mj Rains


Imagine the time the particle you are
returns where it came from!

The family darling comes home. Wine,
without being contained in cups,
is handed around.

A red glint appears in ta granite outcrop,
and suddenly the whole cliff turns to ruby.

At dawn I walked along with a monk
on his way to the monastery.

“We do the same work,”
I told him.  “We suffer the same.”

He gave me a bowl.
And I saw:

the soul has this shape.

Shams, you that teach us and actual sunlight,
help me now,

being in the middle of being partly in my self,
and partly outside.

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Posted in Kate Moss, Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2012 by Mj Rains

I honor those who try
to rid themselves of any lying,

who empty the self
and have only clear being there.

~Rumi, The Core of Masculinity

image: Kate Moss in Moschino

We are meant to be different…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by Mj Rains

Part of self acceptance is releasing other people’s opinions.  Often what we think of as things “wrong” with us are only our expressions of our own individuality.  We are meant to be different.  When we can accept this, then there is no competition and no comparison.  To try to be like another is to shrivel our soul.  We have come to this planet to express who we are.  –  Louise L. Hay

Image: Behind Infinity

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