If you are the body,
that one is the soul of the universe.
If you are the soul,
that one is the soul within all souls.
Wherever you go, whatever you are,
listen for the voice that asks, Who will be sacrificed tonight?
Jump up and volunteer
Accept this cup that is offered every second.
Love has written the thousand subtleties of this on my face.
Read. If you are bored and contemptuous
love is a walk in a meadow.
If you are stranded somewhere and exhausted,
love is an Arabian horse.
The ocean feeds itself to its fish.
If you are an ocean fish,
why bother with bread the ground grows?
These jars of grief and trouble we call bodies,
throw stones and break them.
My cage is this longing for Shams.
Be my worst enemy. Shatter it.
Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.”