Sunday, 15 February 2009

Daylight

I took a day trip to the Rococo Gardens in Painswick in the Stroud Valleys. Surrounded by a carpet of budding snowdrops I walked past a statue of Pan. With Spring and the returning daylight on their way, I was very much struck by Rumi's short piece on daylight.

Rumi: Daylight

If ten lamps are present in one place,
each differs in form from another;
yet you can't distinguish whose radiance is whose
when you focus on the light.

In the field of spirit there is no division;
no individuals exist.

Sweet is the oneness of the Friend with His friends.

Catch hold of spirit.

Help this headstrong self disintegrate;
that beneath it you may discover unity,
like a buried treasure.

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In many ways, the promise of Spring is the promise of the Light returning....and that Light hath healing in its wings.......healing that brings Unity of Spirit.

Best wishes

Celtic Fire

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