Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Become the Sky

A Video Poem called "Become the Sky" by Jalal ad-Din Rumi, who was a Sufi mystic, born in what is now Afghanistan. His writings are some of the most beautiful expressions of freedom.

Notice the unmistakable freedom in what is being expressed. It doesn't say there are conditions for this freedom. It doesn't say there are special ones who "get it".

It simply says - do it now. There is no need to seek it, for you already are that freedom. Find it right in this very moment.

Become the Sky

Inside this new love.....die
Your way begins on the other side
Become the sky
Take an axe to the prison wall
Do it now
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color
Do it now
You're covered with thick cloud
Slide out the side
Die...and be quiet
Quietness is the surest sign that you've died
You're old life was a frantic running from silence
The speechless full moon comes out now