My readings from Inter-Faith meditation on 19 December,2012 at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living:
LIGHT AND SHADOWS
I am not I.
I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
whom at times I manage to visit.
and whom at other times I forget;
who remains calm and silent while I talk,
and forgives, gently, when I hate,
who walks where I am not,
who will remain standing when I die.
Juan Ramon Jimenez
This poem is a favorite meditation of mine. I prefaced my reading of it with two repeated questions: “Who are you?” and “What do you want?”
These are ultimate questions – if you think you have answers to them… you are mistaken. Go deeper…
This combined reading came to me as I was preparing for the Inter-Faith Meditation at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living. As I copied the Rumi text, I saw that it was true, but it also had a positive balance point. As I meditated on that, the right-hand column emerged.
I hesitate to put my name on it, since it is so obviously derived from the work of Rumi.
I prefaced this reading with the invitation: “Go deeper”. I invite you to re-read the poems from a still-deeper perspective.
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