The Silk Worm (Rumi)

Jan 15, 2020
silk shawl

“I stood before a silk work one day.
And that night my heart said to me,
‘I can do things like that, I can spin skies,
I can be woven into love that can bring warmth to people;
I can be soft against a crying face,
I can be wings that lift, and I can travel on my thousand feet
throughout the earth,
my sacks filled
with the sacred.’
And I replied to my heart,
‘Dear, can you really do all these things?’
And it just nodded ‘Yes’
in silence.
So we began and will never
cease.”

For reflection in solitude or in the company of others: If you asked the Spirit “Can we really do all these things together” what would the Spirit say? Are you being led toward small kindnesses? Great adventures? Something else?