Because I cannot sleep ❤️

Because I cannot sleep

I make music at night.

I am troubled by the one

whose face has the color of spring flowers.

I have neither sleep nor patience,

neither a good reputation nor disgrace.

A thousand robes of wisdom are gone.

All my good manners have moved a thousand miles away.

The heart and the mind are left angry with each other.

The stars and the moon are envious of each other.

Because of this alienation the physical universe

is getting tighter and tighter.

The moon says, “How long will I remain

suspended without a sun?”

Without Love’s jewel inside of me,

let the bazaar of my existence be destroyed stone by stone.

O Love, You who have been called by a thousand names,

You who know how to pour the wine

into the chalice of the body,

You who give culture to a thousand cultures,

You who are faceless but have a thousand faces,

O Love, You who shape the faces

of Turks, Europeans, and Zanzibaris,

give me a glass from Your bottle,

or a handful of being from Your Branch.

Remove the cork once more.

Then we’ll see a thousand chiefs prostrate themselves,

and a circle of ecstatic troubadours will play.

Then the addict will be freed of craving.

and will be resurrected,

and stand in awe till Judgement Day.

— Rumi

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Glory

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

– Confucius

Triumph

The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.

Tough people

Tough people are not born. They’re made when there’s no one there to dry their tears.

Creativity

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

― Sylvia Plath

Your Best

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

– Duke Ellington

Remember

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go; just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

Pain and Suffering

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us. Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.     

— Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Suffering

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Haruki Murakami

Healed

When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed.

— Jane Fonda