Friday, January 23, 2009

Fear Is The Mindkiller

I feel as though I and many others from my Nation and around the world have just awakened from a dark and terrible nightmare, only to find there's an entire segment of people standing by with dangerous syringes full of bile and poison, hoping to drug us again insensate. Fight the urge to believe the lies founded in fear! Trust in the Good that is surely at the heart of All! I cannot put it better than the passionate 13th Century mystic poet, Rumi did in the following three poems:

There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.
Drink all your passion,
and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes
to see with the other eye.

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn't make any sense.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.

Don't go back to sleep, people.

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