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When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
When actions come from another section,
the feeling disappears.

Don’t let others lead you.
They may be blind or, worse, vultures.
Reach for the rope of God.
And what is that? Putting aside self-will.
Because of willfulness people sit in jail,
the trapped bird’s wings are tied,
fish sizzle in the skillet.
 
The anger of police is willfulness. 
You’ve seen a magistrate inflict
visible punishment. Now see the invisible.
If you could leave your selfishness,
you would see how you’ve been torturing
your soul. We are born and live inside
black water in a well.
 
How could we know what an open field
of sunlight is? Don’t insist on going where
you think you want to go. Ask the way to
the spring. Your l iving pieces will form
a harmony. There is a moving palace that
floats in the air with balconies and clear
water flowing through, infinity everywhere,
yet contained under a single tent.

ღ.*.Rumi.*.ღ

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