Saturday, January 2, 2016

Don't Go Back to Sleep

When i bought pots of flowering kale on sale the day before Thanksgiving, i truly did not expect that they would still be decorating my front step 6 weeks later.

I feel so happy to see them every time i walk into or out of the front door.

Every time we go in and out of a door, we are crossing the threshold of a new moment. Most of the time, we sleepwalk through this moment as we hurry out to the car or hurry into the house.

Rumi says:

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

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