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A Prayer

Dear God,
Let us see that
we are all connected,
and that Love is the pivotal
universal truth we must embrace to
ensure peace and collective wellbeing
during our brief stay here on planet Earth.


©Robyn Lee

In memory and dedication to those whose precious lives
were lost or damaged in the recent Colorado tragedy

Shooting victims remembered
Aurora, Colorado Shooting: Victims Remembered | Video – ABC News

 The touching post by fellow blogger, Jeannie, which provided inspiration for my prayer today
Colorado’s dark night… « The Writernubbin



“Peace begins
when expectation ends.”

~ Sri Chinmoy


“I wish I were like you,”
Said the forest
to the roaring river,
“Always traveling,
always sightseeing;

Rushing towards the pure domain
of the sea,
The kingdom of water;
The passionate, vigorous spirit
of life,
The liquid turquoise of light
With eternal flow …”

“But what am I?
Only a captive,
chained to the earth.
In silence I grow old,
In silence I wither and die,
And before long
nothing will remain of me
But a handful of ashes.”

“O forest, half-asleep, half-awake”,
Cried the river,
“I wish I were you,
Enjoying a seclusion
of living emerald,

And illuminated by moonlit nights;
Being a mirror
reflecting the beauties
of Spring;

A shaded rendezvous for lovers.”

“Your destiny, a new life
every year;
My life, running away from myself
all the time;
Running. running, running
in bewilderment;
And what is my gain
Of all this meaningless journey?
Ah … never having a moment of calm
and rest!”

“No one can ever know
what the other feels;
Who does care to ask
about a passer-by
If he really existed
or was only a shadow?”

Now a passer-by
Aimlessly walking in the shade
Comes to ask himself,
“Who am I? a river? a forest?
Or both?
River and forest?


Hope you enjoyed this wonderful story (and companion image of me listening to the
Forest and River converse 😉 ).
The piece is entitled Forest and River, written by
Jalal al-Din Rumi, with translation by Zhaleh Esfahani.

Much Love ~ Robyn Lee


“Dare to find pleasure in
places unexpected.” 

~ Robyn Lee

Wake Up

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you;
Don’t go back to sleep

~ Rumi

Where You Are

Don’t need to go far
You are where you are
No mission or plan
It’s All Wonderland

~ Robyn Lee

Wishing Everyone a joyful weekend and a
Happy Mother’s Day too!


Rumi has so much to say! 😉


“You’re only here for a short visit.  Don’t hurry, don’t worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

~ Walter Hagen


“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to
sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”

~ Charles Du Bos

 featured subject today: Rumi the super-pup

Right & Wrong

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field, I’ll meet you there.”

~ Rumi


“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”

~ Joseph Campbell

Rumi, the super-pup, wishes everyone a wonderful weekend!!

Much Love ~ RL


This being human is a guest house.”

~ Rumi

Please click the blue link below to read a  powerful little poem by Rumi entitled:

The Guest House

The Guest House ~ Welcome « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS

Open Heart

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Rumi

Have A Wonderful Weekend!

Much Love, Robyn Lee


“You were born with wings” ~ Rumi


Note: click the blue link below to learn about the day our Rumi declared his Independence

(special Rumi slide show at end of story)