Never underestimate…

Never underestimate the experiences that you’re going through,
In time, the purpose will be revealed for you;
You may not be prepared to what it appears,
Keep trusting that all is going well as it unfolds.

What was Said to the Rose by Rumi

Sweet Rose

What was said to the rose that made it open
was said to me here in my chest.

What was told the cypress that made it strong
and straight, what was whispered the jasmine

so it is what it is, whatever made sugarcane
sweet; whatever was said to the inhabitants

of the town of Chigil in Turkestan that makes
them so handsome, whatever lets the pomegranate

flower blush like a human face, that is being
said to me now. I blush. Whatever put eloquence

in language, that’s happening here. The great
warehouse doors open; I fill with gratitude,

chewing a piece of sugarcane, in love with
the one to whom every that belongs!

Stunt Writing for Personal Growth (SWPG)

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.Helen Keller

This open online course from Canvas Network is offered by Erin Jourdan, a published writer, and author of the book “Stunt Writing 101”, in which this course is based on.

A stunt is an unusual or difficult feat of daring act requiring a great focus on SWshowing off a specific skill. Stunt Writing for Personal Growth is a process that uses writing as a tool to figure out what issues we have been circling around in our lives, and gain skills in communicating our unique story. The class includes prompts, lectures, readings, and discussions for writers of any age, at any level.

DO One thing every day that scares you. — Eleonor Roosevelt

 

These Spiritual Window-Shoppers by Rumi

These spiritual window-shoppers,
who idly ask, ‘How much is that?’ Oh, I’m just looking.
They handle a hundred items and put them down,
shadows with no capital.

What is spent is love and two eyes wet with weeping.
But these walk into a shop,
and their whole lives pass suddenly in that moment,
in that shop.

Where did you go? “Nowhere.”
What did you have to eat? “Nothing much.”

Even if you don’t know what you want,
buy something, to be part of the exchanging flow.

Start a huge, foolish project,
like Noah.

It makes absolutely no difference
what people think of you.

Rumi, ‘We Are Three’, Mathnawi VI, 831-845

A Star Without a Name by Rumi

When a baby is taken from the wet nurse,
it easily forgets her
and starts eating solid food.

Seeds feed awhile on ground,
then lift up into the sun.

So you should taste the filtered light
and work your way toward wisdom
with no personal covering.

That’s how you came here, like a star
without a name. Move across the night sky
with those anonymous lights.

Photo from Star in the Night Sky by Steven Kelly

(Mathnawi III, 1284-1288)
“Say I am You” Coleman Barks Maypop, 1994

A Heartbeat Away

Lyrics by: Jenny Jordan Frogley
Soundtrack of Movie: CHARLY
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Dreams, seem so far away
And other times,
Just right around the corner
And I know you’re gone
But I’m amazed how close you feel
And we both, for long
The love we have is real

I close my eyes
And feel you near
In every dream,in every tear
In every memory
That doesn’t fade away
And it feels like FOREVER
Is just a heartbeat away…

Days may come and go
Then suddenly,
Oh time won’t seem to matter
There’s a space between us
But love can spare the distance
We can reach beyond these walls
Until I’ll be with you

I close my eyes
And feel you near
In every dream,in every tear
In every memory
That doesn’t fade away
And it feels like FOREVER
Is just a heartbeat away…

People say that I’ll forget
And time will dry away my tears
But how could they know
What it feels like
When all the word we’ve ever shared
I left the shadows everywhere
And every single falling star
Makes me wanna be, where you are

I close my eyes
And feel you near
In every dream,in every tear
In every memory
That doesn’t fade away
And it feels like FOREVER
Is just a heartbeat away…

And it feels like FOREVER
Is just a heartbeat away…