Inner Wakefulness

This place is a dream.
Only a sleeper considers it real.
Then death comes like dawn
and you wake up laughing
at what you thought
was your grief.
 
The world is that kind of sleep.
Human kind is being led
along an evolving course,
through this migration
of intelligences
and though we seem
to be sleeping,
there is an inner wakefulness,
that directs the dream
and that will eventually
startle us back
to the truth of
who we are
.
(Rumi)

6 comments:

  1. It's a kind of enlightenment who will understand a bit of it. We all under this dream still we don't know. I believe we can't get out of it, but only we can be aware of it, is the knowledge.

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    This world is a battlefield, we come and go; weeping, dancing like a mad dog till death comes and takes us off the field – victorious or defeated, we do not know.

    The body is a dress. We flaunt it, we enjoy it but behind the dress we are all naked. All are same.

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  2. "And you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief." That's beautiful.

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  3. You have rightly said Shubhajit:
    ...'The body is a dress. We flaunt it, we enjoy it but behind the dress we are all naked..'
    Thanks for adding your valuable insights making my post more meaningful.
    God bless.

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  4. Thanks Nothingprofound.I am glad you have liked the post.
    God bless.

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  5. ..."there is an inner wakefulness,
    that directs the dream
    and that will eventually
    startle us back
    to the truth of
    who we are."

    The truth of who we are is the amazing quantum leap that we are all preparing to make.

    thank you ...your site is inspiring. a source of positive and uplifting energy.
    namaste

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  6. Welcome and Thanks s.garifallia for your kind words and sharing your insights.I like your blog too. It is very inspiring and meaningful.
    God bless.

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