1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

These spiritual window-shoppers… May 24, 2007


photo  axinia

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 (1207-1273)


6 Responses to “These spiritual window-shoppers…”

  1. Diogenes Says:

    Very powerful image. Colors in kind and in spirit. It reminds of ‘holi.’

  2. goldenferi Says:

    I have just discovered Rumi and his writing is beautiful.

  3. axinia Says:

    I am glad you discovered Rumi, he is amazing!..
    The only thing is I believe one need a certain spiritual level to understand his messages – which i am sure you have!

  4. Conny Says:

    In the shop of joy
    Everything is free
    But only a small queue
    Is checking out the variety
    Of pure Serenity.

  5. axinia Says:

    Wow, Conny,

    this is a ture jewel!…

  6. silvanasono Says:

    It is really nice to enter a shop and realizing that you are sharing a moment of life with people in there rather than simply passing by, without even leaving your footsteps…

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