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Poems for Healing

Rumi again (who else?)

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There’s something very reassuring about this poem.  Maybe the way it speaks to the rhythm of life; the ebb and flow, opening and closing, inhaling and exhaling, rejoicing and grieving, loss and gain…

Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror

up to where you’re bravely working.

Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,

here’s the joyful face you’ve been longing to see.

Your hand opens and closes, and opens and closes.

If it were always a fist or always stretched open

you would be paralyzed.

Your deepest presence

is in every small contraction and expansion,

the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated

as bird wings.

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Author: tinagstanley

Tina Stanley, L.C.S.W., is a skilled and caring psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, specializing in anxiety, depression, relationships and parenting , postpartum depression, childbirth preparation, chronic pain. She practices in Sonoma County, California.

One thought on “Rumi again (who else?)

  1. Yes, yes…another favorite! Dear Rumi!

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