SEARCH THE DARKNESS
Sit with your friends, don’t go back to sleep.
Don’t sink like a fish to the bottom of the sea.
Surge like an ocean,
don’t scatter yourself like a storm.
Life’s waters flow from darkness.
Search the darkness, don’t run from it.
Night travellers are full of light,
and you are, too; don’t leave this companionship.
Be a wake-up candle in a golden dish,
don’t slip into the dirt like quicksilver.
The moon appears for night travelers,
be watchful when the moon is full.©Mevlâna Jalâluddin RUMI – Translated by Kabir Helminski –
The Rumi Collection.