Thought is a gnat…
February 8, 2012, 12:49 pm
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Everyone is overridden by thoughts;
that’s why they have so much heartache and sorrow.
At times I give myself up to thought purposefully;
but when I choose,
I spring up from those under its sway.
I am like a high-flying bird,
and thought is a gnat:
how should a gnat overpower me?

Rumi – Mathnawi II, 3559-3561 –
‘Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance’ –
Camille and Kabir Helminski

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