Quietening the mind

Inside me a hundred beings are putting their fingers to their lips and saying,

“That’s enough for now.  Shhhhh.”

Silence is an ocean.   Speech is a river.

When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk

to the language-river.

Listen to the ocean,

and bring your talky business to an end.

Rumi, Send the Chaperones Away

One thought on “Quietening the mind

  1. Rumi always dazzles me.

    ‘Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.

    When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk

    to the language-river.’

    Silence offers the calm and current beneath the surface.

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