Roots

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.
The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.
Every wondrous sight will vanish, every sweet word will fade.
But do not be disheartened,
The Source they come from is eternal, growing,
Branching out, giving new life and new joy.
Why do you weep? –
That Source is within you,
And this whole world is springing up from it.

Rumi
From A Garden Beyond Paradise
Translated by Andrew Harvey
Excerpt here appears in Soul Food, page 89

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