Only Breath

 Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion or cultural system.

I am not from the Eastor the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground,

not natural or ethereal, notcomposed of elements at all. I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or in the next,

did not descend from Adam and Eve or any origin story. My place is placeless, a traceof the traceless.

Neither body or soul. I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner,

only that breath breathing human being.

Rumi ❤   From Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

Image courtesy- Aneesh.

5 thoughts on “Only Breath

    1. I agree. Even I am trying hard to understand.
      In my opinion-
      We are born without any identity and are nothing but a breathing body . Our relationship ship with god (Rumi prefered to call god- beloved) is the only true.

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  1. I agree. Even I am trying hard to understand.
    In my opinion the meaning is-
    We are born without any identity and are nothing but a breathing body . Our relationship ship with god (Rumi prefered to call god- beloved) is the only truth.

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