This is Love

Rumiart

This is
love
: to fly toward a
secret sky,
 

to cause a hundred veils to fall
each moment.

First, to let go of life.

In the end, to take a step
without feet;

to regard this world as
invisible,

and to disregard what appears to
be the self.

 

Heart, I said, what a gift it has
been

to enter this circle of lovers,

to see beyond seeing itself,

to reach and feel within the
breast.


Rumi

(Miniature painting by Hossein Behzad)

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