Ruminating On Rumi

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

~ M. Rumi

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sometimes When I Sit Very Still


Sometimes when I sit very still 
I can hear the world breathing
A slow steady flow, a reliable heart beat
Which is likely my own intrinsically connected
To this universal breath
Yes, inhale. 
Yes, exhale. 
Yes, a pause, a turning of the breath 
Yes, a breath that is the energetic hum, 
the universal aum that not only penetrates 
and emanates from all this is but is this all
The essential hum that inhales all form 
Then with barely a pause exhales all, formless