Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ripped Open

In Rumi's poem The Song of Being Empty he talks of a sufi who tore his robe in grief, and unexpectedly found great relief. He named the robe 'faraji' which means " ripped open" or the joy of being opened. The poem goes on to say "If you want peace and purity, tear away your coverings."

Musical performance has done this for me, ripped open my being. I have been able to experience my fears, judgements, joy, mystery and other emotions merely by playing guitar for people.  Still have a long ways to go on the purity that Rumi mentions, but I have certainly found peace.

Photo by gnuckx

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