Friday, November 18, 2011

Not Here

There's courage involved if you want
to become truth. There is a broken-

open place in a lover. Where are
those qualities of bravery and sharp

compassion in this group? What's the
use of old and frozen thought? I want

a howling hurt. This is not a treasury
where gold is stored; this is for copper.



We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change. Lukewarm

won't do. Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.

++

From Soul of Rumi
by Coleman Barks

9 comments:

Pete said...

lovely photo to go with the words

TexWisGirl said...

such a gorgeous image.

Judy said...

Simply Beautiful!!!

Meg said...

Wow, beautiful picture!

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Beautiful photo and thought provoking words for me today.

Pam said...

Soulful thoughts to take to heart, with a vivid image for inspiration.
Nicely done my friend.

xo,
Pam

Randy said...

I love Coleman Barks interpretations of Rumi. When we first moved here he did a reading with the cellist David Darling. It was to say the least a wonderful evening.

teca said...

Wonderful post, dear!!!!
Missing you... lovely words and shot.
Thank you!
Warm hug and friendship.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Is that a Kansas photo? :)