All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest. ―Bayazid Bastami In the present moment, are you inside or outside the veil? ... for Mindful Monday ... Photo credit: "The Veil," 'Playingwithbrushes," 2008.
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Tomorrow you'll be brave, you say? Fool! Dive today From the cliff of what you know into what you can't know. You fear the rocks? Better men than you have died on them; Dying on Love's rocks is nobler than a life of death. - Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi, Daily OM, May 7, 2016 ) It is always “tomorrow” for me, I always want to put off taking that risk until tomorrow. Maybe that is why this saying of Rumi’s means so much to me that I want to share it with you. This week I am offering Rumi’s saying for meditation with Lectio Divina. Place yourself in a comfortable position and allow yourself to become silent. Focus for a few moments on your breathing; or use a “prayer word” or “prayer phrase" as you gently and gradually center your