Forty early mornings alone

Rumi says

A new moon teaches gradualness

and deliberation, and how one gives birth

to oneself slowly. Patience with small details

makes perfect a large work, like the universe.

What nine months of attention does for an embryo

forty early mornings alone will do

for your gradually growing wholeness.

In our world of busyness, striving, competition, relentless media, and endless to-d0 lists, the most healing choice can be to have some solitude every day. It’s worth getting up half an hour earlier if you must. Here’s my outrageous promise: read (Coleman Barks’) Rumi for 100 days, and whatever hurts will begin to heal!

5 Responses to Forty early mornings alone

  1. LyricalFool says:

    I just wanted to say that, wandering through my dashboard labyrinth, I discovered this poem, which is perfectly suited for where I am right now. I read below it, and noticed the “wake up early challenge” — something I’ve been struggling with too. And Coleman Barks (and Rumi for that matter) I just discovered in December.

    I think I’ll do this 🙂 Thank you for your post.

  2. victorialee says:

    Thank you so much for your post. Learning thatI someone has newly come to know Rumi always
    brings me joy!

  3. Trisha says:

    I wanted to find this poem right now, to send to a friend. Her father just passed away and her family observes the tradition of mourning for forty days.
    This poem was the first that came to mind..especially
    the comfort and knowing here..as one “gives birth to oneself slowly”..
    Thanking you for the post and the moments like this that are precious when we find what we need from this
    miracle technology, now a way of life. Yet the inner life..is a whole other place to live! Grateful

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