AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

22 June 2016

Good.

When Jalal ad-Din Rumi spoke his poems spontaneously, in Persia, in the thirteenth century, there was always music nearby.  There had to be, because the poetry and music were a part of an experiment they did with the deep listening, or sama.  That listening was meant to remind us of what a healthy soul feels like – what the opening heart might be – and what it is to access an intelligence within, and perhaps without, our personality.  So it is good to have music closeby.

Coleman "Cappadocia" Barks

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