FLYING SPIRITS

stop the words now

open the window in the center of your chest

and let the spirits fly in and out

~Rumi

This bit of Rumi poetry was posted today on tumblr by Lazy Yogi. I reblogged and added:

Oh, I DO like this. As a writer, in my mind I changed the first line to: “Wait for the words now…”  My practice as a writer is to first intentionally open up, feel appreciation and happiness…and when I get that familiar expansive, flowing feeling in my chest (Read from Rumi: “open the window in the center of your chest and let the spirits fly in and out), I go ahead and write. Those spirits fly in and out, giving me ideas:) They really do!

~Cricket

 

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