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Rise Up by poet Rumi (Barbara Taylor)

Updated: Jun 4

Rise Up by poet Rumi (Barbara Taylor)

Do not turn to look at every beggar that beckons – you belong to me!

Do not sell yourself short, for you are priceless.

Part the waters with your staff – you are today’s Moses.

Tear through the cloak of fog! You are of the light, the same light as Mohammad.

Shatter the mirrors of the beautiful, you are the dazzling Joseph.

Blow the breath of life like Christ – you, too, are of that air.

Break away from the unscrupulous; do not fall for the deceit of ghouls.

You are of noble origin – you are from the highest high.

By spirit, you are deathless – imperishable; magnificent from within.

You belong to the glorious – you are of divine radiance.

What have you seen of your own beauty?

You are still veiled…

One dawn, like the sun, you will rise up from within yourself.

It is a shame to be shrouded this way like the moon under a cloud.

Tear through the cloud of body! You are the magnificent moon.

You are like a hawk whose feet are bound, tethered to the body –

It is with your own claws that you must untie the knots.

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