Purpose

Dive deeply into a drop of water, and
a hundred oceans will flood you.
Look into a mote of dust, and
a million nameless beings will jump out.
A hundred harvests rest in a germ of barley seed, and

in the right light, an insect’s wing reflects the sea.
Why be surprised?
Deep in the pupil of my eye lie cosmic rays,
and the center of my heart
beats with the pulse of the cosmos.

Shabistari
From The Sufi Book of Life
by Neil Douglas-Klotz

photo by Woodland Gnome
Ginger Lily, 2013

Lijiun

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