Be With Those Who Help Your Being by Rumi

RumiJalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī or simply Rumi was a 13th century persian mystic,poet and theologian.

Be with those who help your being.
Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.

A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don’t try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it’s too late for all you could become.

Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?

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About the alchemist

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense. ~Rumi
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5 Responses to Be With Those Who Help Your Being by Rumi

  1. Kat McCarthy says:

    A profound and lovely blog. I am glad Annette Rochelle Aben posted this entry on FB so I could ‘find it.’ 🙂

  2. socialbridge says:

    Thanks very much. Simply love Rumi.

  3. Love this…..thanks for posting it.

  4. restlessjo says:

    Many thanks for the follow. 🙂
    So much wisdom in the world. If only we used it better!

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