MYSTICAL POEMS: “A summons” by Rumi

Listen. In the silence between your heartbeats bides a summons. Do you hear it? Name it if you must, or leave it forever nameless, but why pretend it is not there? Leave that which is not, but appears to be. Seek that which is, but is not apparent. —Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

Short Poems: “Listen” by Kabir

Listen Listen Hiding in this cage of visible matter is the invisible lifebird pay attention she is singing your song Kabir Sushil Rao version

A quote from Franz Kafka on learning to be quiet and still…

You need not do anything. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, just wait. You need not even wait, just learn to be quiet, still and solitary, and the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked. It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. —Franz…

POEMS: “Listen to This Stillness Moving”

Listen to This Stillness Moving Listen, Listen to this Stillness moving as the Silent Wind through Mind -the Mind of all creation –  blowing as the glistening brook, the salamander struggling up a wet incline of leaves, a tiny purple flower offered to the Buddha, joyful wind chimes jingling, scampering squirrels and squawking jays, preening…

POEMS: “How do I listen?” by Hafiz

How Do I Listen?   How Do I Listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last Words. An Old Musician How Should Those who know of God Meet and Part? The way An old musician Greets his beloved Instrument And will take special care, As a great artist…