• Only Breath By Rumi

    Only Breath

    Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West, nor out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements …

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  • Lost By David Wagoner

    Lost

    Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask it permission to know and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have …

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  • I Am Not I

    I am not I

    I am not I. I am this one Walking beside me whom I do not see, Whom at times I manage to visit, And whom at other times I forget; The one who remains silent when I talk, The one who forgives, sweet, when I …

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  • Guest House By Rumi

    The Guest House

    This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of …

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  • Journey By Mary Oliver

    The Journey

    One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But …

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