Thursday, June 09, 2005

what I am

If my head holds one thought wise and clear, it's you.

Poor as I am, what I hold dear is you.

No matter how I see myself, I'm nothing.

Anything I am entirely is you.

#1690: From Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi

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My head is spinning again. Perhaps this is the confusion that comes from a realignment of one's perspectives. I've not been seeing clearly, not functioning with unswerving purpose. I love the idea here in Rumi's poem of a single thought that is "wise and clear". The thought, the idea, the image of the beloved. It's so important to be able to visualize what is most important to me. It's true that what I hold most dear is also what most defines me. It is what I am.


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