love’s confusing joy

If you want what visible reality
can give,
you’re an employee.
If you want the unseen world,
you’re not living your truth.
Both wishes are foolish,
you’ll be forgiven for forgetting
that what you really want is
love’s confusing joy.
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi 
(1207 – 1273 )

From Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks

by Coleman Barks

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