Today, like every other day,
We wake up empty and frightened.
Don’t open the door to the study
And start reading.
Take down the dulcimer.
Let the naked celebrities beauty we love
Be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways
To kneel and kiss the ground.
– Rumi 13th Century Sufi Poet
What I am getting from this poem is to live what I love and pursue my authentic path. Don’t die, as Wayne Dyer says… “with your music still in you.” Express yourself authentically not only in what you do, but in what you say and in who you ARE. Let your essence shine thru and BE who you were meant to be.
I get that this is easier said then done. Circumstances, negative people & the daily grind of life keeps me in the “study” away from life, in my head. But allowing my authentic self to be expressed provides more joy in life for me then staying in my head. Every day – damn – every moment I have this choice.
And I get to choose what that moment will be like.