image found at Caravan of Dreams dot com
Just for a little conversation...no particular intent here...I am on the same quest as you...
This poem is attibuted - as is - to Rumi (sorry not to know if this is an accurate translation?) Funny, I have not noticed it before? Is the line: "maybe a relationship with God" included in the same list as the other "positions" listed? How and when and in what manner are these goals worthy of our divine mission here, if there is one? How do they fit in with "the gold mine in you"?
What of all this is true and worthy of "the search" ?
It’s rigged — everything, in your favor.
So there is nothing to worry about.
Is there some position you want,
some office, some acclaim, some award, some con, some lover,
maybe two, maybe three, maybe four — all at once,
maybe a relationship
I know there is a gold mine in you, when you find it
the wonderment of the earth’s gifts
you will lay aside
as naturally as does
a child a
But, dear, how sweet you look to me kissing the unreal:
comfort, fulfill yourself,
in any way possible — do that until
you ache, until you ache,
then come to me
painting: Odilon Redon. Flower Clouds c. 1903. Pastel. The Art Institute of Chicago