Come to the orchard in Spring.
There is light and wine, and sweethearts
in the pomegranate flowers.
If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.
For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself.
From within, I couldn't decide what to do.
Unable to see, I heard my name being called.
Then I walked outside.
Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.
This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.
Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.
You could string a hundred endless days together,
My soul would find no comfort from this pain.
You laugh at my tale? You may be educated
But you haven’t learned to love till you’re insane
Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.
Don't turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That's where the light enters you.
A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
If it is bread that you seek, you will have bread.
If it is the soul you seek, you will find the soul.
If you understand this secret, you know you are that which you seek.
God picks up the reed-flute world and blows.
Each note is a need coming through one of us,
a passion, a longing pain.
Remember the lips
where the wind-breath originated,
and let your note be clear.
Don't try to end it.
Be your note.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
Truth lifts the heart, like water refreshes thirst.
The heart is cooking a pot of food for you. Be patient until it is cooked
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
ones fear of rejection is ones fear of love.