Posts Tagged ‘separation’

Is It Logical You Are Orphaned Now?

March 4, 2014

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The aphorism, “When we lose God, it is not God who is lost,” is expressed beautifully in this short poem by Kabir, a fifteenth-century mystic poet and saint of India.









UNTITLED POEM
by Kabir, translated by Robert Bly

I talk to my inner lover, and I say, why such rush?
We sense that there is some sort of spirit
that loves birds and animals and the ants—
perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you in your mother’s womb.
Is it logical you would be (more…)

Let There Be Spaces in Your Togetherness

November 17, 2011

Photo by Preston Palmer (brovadoweddings.com)




In a spiritual relationship, while each longs for the other during long stretches apart, they know they are separated by distance only, that such breaks enrich their relationship.

Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.
Roger de Bussy-Rabutin








Even when they are together, and in each other’s arms, they inwardly bow to the other, honoring one another’s spirit.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving (more…)