Tag Archives: Rumi

A guide from beyond

By some mysterious grace, Rumi and Parker Palmer join the conversation I opened up yesterday when I quoted Maria Popova, “To reclaim the beauty of the multitudes we each contain, we must break free of the prison of our fragments and meet one another as whole persons full of wonder unblunted by identity-template and expectation.” […]

Tossing walnuts

Rumi writes of a thirsty man who climbed a tree to throw walnuts into a nearby stream. One by one, as the walnuts fell into the water, he could hear the sound and see the bubbles rise from their little splashes. A sensible person called him to stop, telling him that the walnuts will have […]