Friday, October 03, 2008

Seen & Unseen

'Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, but do not be disheartened. The source they come from is eternal, growing, branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you and this whole world is springing up from it.'

- Jelauddin Rumi

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I remember (deeply) when my laptop was stolen from a client's facility where I was working. Not knowing who had betrayed me carried an undertow that it could be anybody -- and that current of "anybody" flows quickly into "everybody." It's awful.

I had an experience today of receiving an anonymous gift: a Snicker's bar with a note that says "I appreciate you." Not knowing who had send this lovely affirmation carries an undertow that it could be anybody -- and the current of "anybody" flows quickly into "everybody." It's awesome.

The mysterious is so powerful, so all-encompassing.

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I found this compelling quote on my friend Laraaji's web site.

Look at all the blind men bashing one another with the stick of intellect! LOVE is the sea where intellect drowns! — Jala al-Din Rumi

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