stop the words now
open the window in the center of your chest
and let the spirits fly in and out
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!