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All who know me know I love Rumi above all poets--

Define and narrow me, you starve yourself of yourself.

Nail me down in a box of cold words, that box is your coffin.

I do not know who I am.

I am in astounded lucid confusion.

I am not a Christian, I am not a Jew, I am not a Zoroastrian,

And I am not even a Muslim.

I do not belong to the land, or to any known or unknown sea.

Nature cannot own or claim me, nor can heaven,

Nor can India, China, Bulgaria,

My birthplace is placelessness,

My sign to have and give no sign.

You say you see my mouth, ears, eyes, nose – they are not mine.

I am the life of life.

I am that cat, this stone, no one.

I have thrown duality away like an old dishrag,

I see and know all times and worlds,

As one, one, always one.

So what do I have to do to get you to admit who is speaking?

Admit it and change everything!

This is your own voice echoing off the walls of God.

– Rumi, Admit it and Change Everything

(1207 - 1273)

blessings and love,


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Very nice Quetzal...I wasn't that familiar with Rumi's work until this...knew the name but not any specific work....but this one goes into the c/p file of poetry. I love the closing line...

"This is your own voice echoing off the walls of God."

Most excellent!

Thanks for sharing,


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I see that many like Rumi`s words Thank you from my heart! :cupidarrow:

--so I shall post my most favourite one that rules my life--the minute I heard it , I made it my own


According to Rumi--the time one has connection to God is between 3 - 4 am, that is when one can hear God`s voice in one`s soul within the stillness. That is when one is the most receptive to one`s "higher self "-or God voice. That is when we are most creative, most receptive and most connected. He says if you wake at that time do not go back to sleep but search within your soul for whatever you may question. Seek for answers from spirit, for you will receive the answer-all you need is to ask.

“The breezes at dawn have 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!”


blessings, love and light,


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