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My Soul Upward

My Soul Upward

Your love lifts my soul from the body to the sky
And you lift me up out of the two worlds.
I want your sun to reach my raindrops,
So your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud. ~Rumi

 

Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity. The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death. Tomorrow, when resurrection comes, The heart that is not in love will fail the test.

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.

When your chest is free of your limiting ego, Then you will see the ageless Beloved. You cannot see yourself without a mirror; Look at the Beloved, He is the brightest mirror

Your love lifts my soul from the body to the sky And you lift me up out of the two worlds. I want your sun to reach my raindrops, So your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.

In love, aside from sipping the wine of timelessness, nothing else exists. There is no reason for living except for giving one’s life. I said, “First i know you, then i die”. He said, “For the one who knows Me, there is no dying”.

~From the Times of India –  Sacred Space: Eternal Love

My Take:

“When your chest is free of your limiting ego” reminded me of my wonderful friend Sarah‘s comment yesterday. Here is what she wrote – “It’s funny, as I read the Deng Ming-Dao quote I felt something very different . I felt that that within our consciousness there was no room for ego; that we are all part of a greater whole. We all revolve around the central light. Yet somehow, your understanding led back to a similar place from a completely different angle.”

Great point Sarah. We are all part of a greater whole. And when we are most connected, connected to source, to our soul, then we are free to feel the wonder of being part of the whole.  Here is to sipping wine of timelessness with the feeling that nothing else exists.

4 Comments

  1. I am especially moved by this post today. I have been feeling lately that “what it is that I need” was too much of an egotistical thing to speak of…yet, “Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.”
    The lover in me can take care of myself in a way that doesn’t have to be egotistical. It doesn’t have to come from the place of “because I can”…or “I’ll do as I like”…or even “leave me alone I don’t have to take others into account”. The lover in me screams “this is what I need to be my utmost…to serve my utmost…to give my utmost”. I do not know where it will lead me, but I will have met the needs of my soul without trying to egotistically prove anything to anyone. In fact, it may be my responsibility to acknowledge the good in getting lost and letting the lover be.

  2. Wow Sarah! Great writing. Great perspective. The best part of your share “The lover in me can take care of myself in a way that doesn’t have to be egotistical.” I very much agree. Where it will lead you is to true self actualization. You are very much on the right track!

  3. Thanks Drew. With you, we raise our glass, “sipping wine of timelessness with the feeling that nothing else exists”. What beautiful imagery that brings us to our visceral center, quickly and joyfully :-))

  4. There is a beautiful immediacy in the post and all of the comments. Be what you are / how you are. Right now. It is all welcome and all is good. There is always movement. I find the movement to the within to be the most true. Thank you all for this sweet inspiration of truth. And my happy heart expands. How wonderful! Namaste, friends.

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