You Left Ground and Sky Weeping…
“You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief.
No one can take your place in existence, or in absence. Both mourn, the angels, the prophets, and this sadness I feel has taken from me the taste of language, so that I cannot say the flavor of my being apart.”
Pain And Sorrow
I said: Pain and sorrow.
He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
In Memory of my Great-Aunt Ann, for the stars and light go with you.
Sorrow Prepares You For Joy
“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” ―Rumi
Lord I hope so, because I can’t think of a single thing that brings me joy now. 😦
You Are Not A Drop In The Ocean…
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” -Rumi
You Were Born With Potential
“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. Your were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” —Rumi