“Who has seen a shadow separated from the Light?” – Rumi
A poem from Rumi on the Shadow and Light within…
How does a part of the world leave the world?
How does wetness leave water?
Dont’ try to put out fire by throwing on
more fire! Don’t wash a wound with blood.
No matter how fast you run, your shadow
keeps up. Sometimes it’s in front!
Only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow.
But that shadow has been serving you.
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is
your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.
I could explain this, but it will break the
glass cover on your heart, and there’s no
You must have shadow and light source both.
Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.
When from that tree feathers and wings sprout on you,
be quieter than a dove.
Don’t even open your mouth for even a coo.
What is sin?
What are your sins?
Who did you hurt?
Are they too awful to be spoken?
Poor little you.
When you are done crying over spilled milk.
Wake up to what you are.
You are what you are.