The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

How much of life is wasted sleepwalking through it? How easily are we persuaded to give up on life and go back to the sleep of unconsciousness?

Get a grip, says Rumi. Shift yourself. Don’t be idle. Ask for your heart’s desire. You are on the very threshold of life – but you must stay awake and live the real thing.

The worlds of lack and of life touch one another. It is not even that we need to build a bridge between the two. When we are fully conscious, lack proceeds miraculously into Life. Dawning secrets.