All roads lead you to the beloved~ Rumi


Soul, Don’t you know
who loves you so?
Know me, heart,
for I live within thee.
You seek clay
but all roads lead you there;
The Beloved calls for you–
See who is searching for you as well!
Thanks to Cheryl Bond for translating this from old English.

A thousand lives~ Rumi


A thousand lives are less
In worth, than loneliness;
Freedom is greater gain
Than over the world to reign.
Alone within the cell
A while with God to dwell
Shall prove of mightier worth
Than all the sweets of earth.