I’ve broken through to longing
now, filled with a grief I have

felt before, but never like this.

The center leads to love.
Soul opens the creation core.

Hold on to your particular pain.
That too can take you to God.

-Rumi

Rumi is so so incredible. It seems that poetry seems the only rational way to connect with the divine…and reading this collection of his words has been a truly transformative experience…I urge ANYONE and everyone to read his poetry…it is stunningly beautiful. “Ecstatic” seems a great way to live my life. And Rumi just makes me want to live and live and live more and more. And to love. Love is ALL you need.

And Rumi talks often of a friend…a spiritual guide that will appear to you in the path and walk with you in your journey to the truth…Kiala…that Friendship is SO powerful and wonderful. Thank you so much for showing me that Friendship. That’s everything.


Inside a lover’s heart there’s
another world, and yet another

inside the Friend of this community
of lovers, an ear that interprets

mystery, a vein of silver in the
ground; another sky! Intellect and

compassion are ladders we climb,
and there are other ladders: as we

walk into the night, the voice that
talks of forgiveness, inside Sham’s

universe candlelight itself becomes
a moth to die in his candle.

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