This moment this love comes to rest in me,
many beings in one being.
There is a power that accumulates when someone does inner work. Moses communes with God in desert solitude, and Mt. Sinai begins to dance! Meditation and prayer and sohbet (inner conversation) are ways to align with Tao, silence, the kindness of an open heart.
The mystics agree, If we fight within to make ourselves clear, once that inner war is over, there need be no outer war. The only war is within.
Those doing soul work, who want the searing truth more than solace or applause, know each other right away. Those who want something else turn and take a seat in another room. Soul-makers find each other’s company.
from The Soul of Rumi (translations by Coleman Barks)
Use every kindness for someone is always fighting some great battle.