This most deep and meaningful poem by Rumi is one Mark Wolynn shared on a video I linked to earlier.. Not every one may want to watch the entire video but this poem is too profound not to share, Lately I am only beginning to gain a truer glimpse of what those ghostly presences REALLY WERE that led me to walk away from life and from loving so so often!
Now to walk away from all this entanglement
that is ours and yet does not belong to us,
that like the water in an old well
reflects us trembling
and distorts the image
that hooks us again and again
To walk away from this and that
we long ago stopped seeing
so common place were they and so familiar,
then to look back once and see at last
as if for the first time
how impersonal is
the suffering that comes to all of us,
that fills childhood to the brim
and then to walk away
rending hand from hand
as if to reopen a wound
and walk away where?
Into the unknown
far into an unfamiliar warm country
that whatever happens
remains indifferent as a backdrop,
And walk away, why?
From zeal, from mission,
from not knowing and not being known
to take on all this
to let go
to let fall whatever you may still be
perhaps to die alone
not knowing why
is this the opening
to a new life?