“A Well-Baked Loaf” (Rumi)

Forget the world, and so command the world.

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

Stay in the spirit fire. Let it cook you. Be a well-baked loaf and lord of the table. Come and be served to your brothers.

You have been a source of pain. Now you will be the delight.

You have been an unsafe house. Now you will be the one who sees into the invisible.

I said this and a voice came to my ear, If you become this, you will be that.

Then silence, and now more silence. A mouth is not for talking. A mouth is for tasting this sweetness.

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