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How do you "kneel and kiss the ground"?
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Every so often I'll read something that perfectly captures how I feel at that specific moment. Today it's the following poem, which was posted at exceptindreams , where the maintainer posts a poem a day:

 "Today, Like Every Other Day"
Jalaluddin Rumi

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

translated by Coleman Barks

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The maintainer asked, "How do you 'kneel and kiss the ground'?  And so I'll ask the same question here, for anyone who's willing to answer.

I answered, "By thinking, writing, and practicing the art of gratitude."

May you have many reasons and ways to "kneel and kiss the ground."

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Wow, I had to sit and think about this for awhile, which I guess might be the point.

I would say "by writing, taking each day as it comes, and embracing those around me."

That's a lovely answer, Liz. ♥

I'd say by being brave, by doing what we don't feel confident about, what scares us. What it is will differ from person to person as we feel insecure about and fear different things.

What it is will differ from person to person as we feel insecure about and fear different things.

Absolutely!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

That is really lovely. I'd have to say... *thinks*

By actively appreciating the past - both good and bad - since it has shaped me into the person that I am today. And, also, by never fearing to leap, even before knowing if the ground will be there to stop my fall.

I'm so glad you liked it. It really hit me.

Ooh, I love your answers. Thanks for sharing. :)

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