Saturday, August 27, 2011


August 27th 2011
"Silent Muse"

Love Dogs 
by Rumi

One night a man was crying Allah! Allah!
His lips grew sweet with praising,
until a cynic said, “So!
I’ve heard you calling our, but have you ever
gotten any response?”
The man had no answer to that.
He quit praying and fell into a confused sleep.
He dreamed he saw Khidr, the guide of souls,
in a thick, green foliage.
“Why did you stop praising?” “Because
I’ve never heard anything back.”
“This longing you express
is the return message.”
The grief you cry out from
draws you toward union.
Your pure sadness
that wants help
is the secret cup.
Listen to the moan of a dog for its master.
That whining is the connection.
There are love dogs
no one knows the names of.
Give your life
to be one of them.
More about Rumi
Crying In The Wilderness
Gillian Welch and partner/Producer David Rawlings
performed at St Lukes for the BBC Four Sessions

 Longing For Happiness?
Try Meditation
"The brain waves of meditators show why they're healthier.
Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex—brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before." 
"A story is told as much by silence as by speech."
-Susan Griffin-


This Is My Three Hundredth Post
Give Away Today
To Celebrate
A magical gift to be mailed to anyone responding to this post
whose comment includes
The Magic Word

1. The word is contained in this blog
2. Pick your favorite word, and you are likely to be the winner

Winner will be announced
Sunday September 4th here
In case of multiple winners, the offering extends to three awards

Silence Is Magic


Nancy said...

Well Michelle. my favorite word would be 'story' with 'silence' as a close second!
Now I'm off to follow your links...

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Just woke up after sleep at 1AM, having been to Central Park for a free outdoor viewing on big screen of Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stone documentary "Shine A Light" to take my mind off the storm, took some interesting shots and might throw out an extra post later today about it....Nice words, but look carefully at the clues again -word- is in a certain typeface and that's the key. Try again.

deanna7trees said...

almost missed this post. i am longing for rain. it is to reach 108 today. did you see the PBS special on Rumi a while back with Coleman Barks? I have a Rumi quote on my blog banner. and meditation...have been meditating daily for more than 35 years. wish i could convince others of its benefits.

deanna7trees said...

and...i love the word amygdala.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...


Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

I can't give the answer away till September 4th. I love everyone's choices so far.

jude said...


Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Hey Jude...and all, read the post carefully, read the responses. There is an extra clue in my answer to Nancy, and you can try more than once before Sunday. I will post the answer and the winner on Sunday 4th blog. Golly I hope you have light soon, but the latest hurricane patch looks amazing.