THE HIDDEN HEART

 


THE HIDDEN HEART - I have read a lot of the poetry of 13th-century mystic poet Rumi (translated, of course), and I often find that I have no idea what the poet was trying to say or what he has to say makes me think long and hard.  Like, for instance, "Your heart is the size of an ocean.  Go find yourself in its hidden depths."  What I think of in reading this quote is the extreme opposite of Dr. Suess's Grinch's heart that was "three sizes too small."  Rumi seems to be saying that our hearts are much larger than we can ever imagine, holding potential for loving we never thought possible.  Isn't that something worth taking time to ponder for a bit?

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