Friday, December 25, 2015
Catch the Scent--Rumi
Whether one moves slowly or with speed,
the one who is a seeker will be a finder.
Always seek with you whole self,
for the search is an excellent guide on the way.
Though you are lame and limping,
though your figure is bent and clumsy,
always creep toward the One.
Make that your quest
by speech and by silence and by fragrance,
catch the scent of the King everywhere.
(tr. Kabir Helminski)
picture from internet
(I love this poem. It speaks especially to those of us who are not as agile as we once were, who are perhaps lame and limping, bent and clumsy. Our goal is to keep moving forward, whatever our condition.
Merry Christmas to all. I am now almost completely restored to well being, and that is the best xmas present I can imagine.)