“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see …each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition– all such distortions within our own egos– condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts.”

― Tennessee Williams

“this Is Love

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky,

to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.

First, to let go of life.

In the end, to take a step without feet;

To regard this world as invisible,

and to disregard what appears to be the self.

Heart, I said, what a gift it has been to enter this circle of lovers,

to see beyond seeing itself,

to reach and feel within the breast.”

– Rumi

“An eye is meant to see things.

The soul is here for its own joy.

A head has one use: For loving a true love.

Feet: To chase after.

Love is for vanishing into the sky.

The mind, for learning what men have done and tried to do.

Mysteries are not to be solved:

The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why.

A lover is always accused of something.

But when he finds his love,

whatever was lost in the looking

comes back completely changed.”

― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi, Night and Sleep


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