THE INNER SLUMBER – RUMI

THE INNER SLUMBER – RUMI

 

Fragments from different poems:

 

A man goes to sleep in the town
where he has always lived and dreams

to be living in another town

.
In the dream he doesn’t remember

the town he’s sleeping in his bed in

but believes the dream town’s reality the world is that kind of sleep.

 

Do you still really believe in your own dream town’s reality?

It isn’t real at all.

 

in the future, in the distance, those are illusions.

Taste the here and the now of God.

 

If you knew yourself for even one moment,
if you could just glimpse your most beautiful

soul

maybe you wouldn’t slumber so deeply
in that house of clay.

Then adds these comforting verses:

 

Why should we grieve that we have been sleeping?

 

It doesn’t matter how long we have been unconscious.

We are groggy, but let the guilt go.

Feel the motions of tenderness

around you, the buoyancy.

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