We tremble, thinking we`re about to dissolve
into nonexistence, but nonexistence
fears even more that it might be given human form!
Loving God is the only pleasure. other delights
turn bitter. What hurts the soul?
To live without tasting the water of its own essence.
People focus on death and this material earth.
They have doubts about soul water.
Those doubts can be reduced! Use night
to wake your clarity. Darkness and the living water
are lovers. Let them stay up together.
When merchants eat their big meals
and sleep their dead sleep
we night-thieves go to work.
Love is the way messengers
from mystery tell us things.
Love is the mother. We are her children.
She shines inside us, visible-invisible,
as we lose trust or feel it starts to grow again.
From "Rumi the book of love"