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Hope

Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home.

-Rumi

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Who is in the house of my heart?

Who is in the house of my heart,
I cried in the middle of the night.
Love said, “It is I, but what are all these images
that fill your house?”
I said, “they are the reflection of your beautiful face.”
Love asked, “But what is this image full of pain?”
I said,” it is me lost in the sorrows of life”
and showed Love my soul full of wounds.
Love offered me one end of a thread and said:
“Take it so I can pull you back
but do not break the delicate string.”
I reached towards it
but love struck my hand.
I asked,” why the harshness?”
Love said,”To remind you that
whoever comes to Love’s holy space,
proud and full of himself
will be sent away.
Look at Love with eyes of your heart.”
-Rumi

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Who is at my door?

Who is at my door?
He said, “Who is at my door?”
I said, “Your humble servant.”
He said, “What business do you have?”
I said, “To greet you, 0 Lord.”
He said, “How long will you journey on?”
I said, “Until you stop me.”
He said, “How long will you boil in the fire?”
I said, “Until I am pure.”
This is my oath of love.
For the sake of love I gave up wealth and position.”
He said, “You have pleaded your case but you have no witness.”
I said, “My tears are my witness; the pallor of my face is my proof.”
He said, “Your witness has no credibility; your eyes are too wet to see.”
I said, “By the splendor of your justice
my eyes are clear and faultless.”
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Seek for love

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
– Rumi