There’s Nothing Ahead.

December 7, 2010

Lovers think they are looking for each other,
but there is only one search: wandering
this world is wandering that, both inside one
transparent sky. In here
there is no dogma and no heresy.

The miracle of Jesus is himself, not what he said or did
about the future, Forget the future.
I’d worship someone who could do that.

On the way you may want to look back, or not,
but if you can say “There’s nothing ahead”,
there will be nothing there.

Stretch your arms and take hold the cloth of your clothes
with both hands. The cure for pain is in the pain.
Good and bad are mixed. If you don’t have both,
you don’t belong with us.

When one of us gets lost, is not here, he must be inside us.
There’s no place like that anywhere in the world.

-A poem by Jelaluddin Rumi

 From ‘The Essential Rumi” translated by Coleman Barks

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3 Responses to “There’s Nothing Ahead.”

  1. nic paton Says:

    The guy is a lot more anarchic (anar chic?)than normally expected. Great offering…

  2. seeker2008 Says:

    nice mevlana is something special

  3. Russ Says:

    Andy, lovely quote – what a find that book was. i’m looking forward to us connecting this weekend. R.


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