Poem of the month:

We began as mineral

We emerged into plant life and into

the animal state, and then to being human


And always we have forgotten our former states

except in early spring,

when we dimly recall being green again.


That is how a young person turns toward a teacher,

how a baby leans

toward the breast, without knowing

the secret of its desire,

yet turning instinctively


So now humankind is being led along

an evolving course through

this migration

of intelligence and though we seem

to be sleeping, there is an inner


that directs the dream


It will eventually startle us back

to the truth of who we are.


~ Rumi

as translated by Coleman Barks

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