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How do you "kneel and kiss the ground"?


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."
Tags: poetry, question of the day
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