Fruit of Thy Wound

 ~ Secret Language ~

by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi
English version by Coleman Barks
         Every part of you has a secret language
         your hands and your feet
         say what you’ve done
         and every need brings in what’s needed
         pain bears its cure like a child

     Your pain "bears its cure like a child", because 
the cure is the pain.

 Jesus said, "If you bring forth what is within you, 
what you bring forth will save you. 
If you do not bring forth what is
within you, what you do not bring forth
 will destroy you."
 --The Gospel of Thomas

 There is no place to go, no master to seek, no medicine to find. The untruth, or ignorance, is that you are separate from the world. This separate "I" is seeking answers. Ask yourself: What cure am I bearing? The truth is that you already have the answers. Allow the "you" that is material-istic to step aside and invite the you that is inner space to present itself. Don't know how? Be still. Come rest your feet and your hands. Let's listen to what is here.

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