No need to be anybody but oneself. (only_more_love) wrote,
No need to be anybody but oneself.

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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


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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