Let go of your worries

Let go of your worries
and be completely clear-hearted,
like the face of a mirror
that contains no images.


If you want a clear mirror,
behold yourself
and see the shameless truth,
which the mirror reflects.


If metal can be polished
to a mirror-like finish,
what polishing might the mirror
of the heart require?


Between the mirror and the heart
is this single difference:
the heart conceals secrets,
while the mirror does not.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 
(1207 – 1273 )

The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XIII

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