Based on the weekly JUST BE IT blog talk radio show each saturday 6pm AZ time, Exploring our Inner Being, What is consciousness, writings of mystics and seekers from ancient and modern times

Only Breath by Rumi

see also my shownotes from April 14 of the Just Be it show

Only Breath
from Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

By Coleman Barks from the book The Essential Rumi

Not Christians, or Jews, or Muslims, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Zen

Not any religion

Or cultural system I am not from the East

or the West, not out of the ocean Or up

from the ground, Not natural or ethereal, not

composed of elements at all. I do not exist,

Am not an entitiy In this world or  the next

did not descend from Adam & Eve Or any

origin story. My place is the placeless, a trace

of the traceless. Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds

as one And that one call to and know

first, last, outer, inner., Only that

breath breathing human being.

There is a way between voice and  presence

Where information flows

In disciplined silence it opens

With wandering talk it closes   pause END OF POEM


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