This is one of my favorite poems from Ihsan over at iiThinks. This is taken from his book “Finally Back Home”. I love how these words lead us gently to the priceless treasure that is buried deep within us all.
Where The Light Enters
Nature is a sacred text
Pages with the deepest Truths
Beyond all the outward forms
Lies the secret place of wisdom
Valuable things are buried deep
The ocean’s pearls and mountain’s gems
If you wish for worthy objects
You must brave the depths of darkness
Here is where the lesson lies
It’s the same with you and I
We must feel the hurt and pain
Campaign in the aching grief
Beyond all the crippling fear
Beyond all the violent tears
Unveiled is the greatest treasure
Nothing but your holy heart
So meet the dark with a smile
It’s a gift that knows no price
Priceless is the path
And each step that leads you in
Jaffer, Irfaan Ihsan (2014-07-20). Finally Back Home (Kindle Locations 741-743). . Kindle Edition.
Ihsan, Thank you for sharing Rumi today and letting us know you are well.
We miss you and your soul inspiring words ❤
Thanks for this beautiful poem.
Thank you for your kind response Elizabeth 🙂
I agree, this is really beautiful Val
Thank you Irene! I think it is beautiful too. ❤
Oh yes, every step is amazing….even pain. Those ouches become precious when you realize where they lead. I enjoyed sharing in the reading of this poem with you.
Thank you Tree. It’s lovely to share with you ❤
Love the wonderful iithinks! Thank you for sharing this one, Val.
So glad you enjoyed it too Allison!
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“So meet the dark with a smile It’s a gift that knows no price” Beautiful truth, just hard to do! thanks for sharing Val.
Thank you for sharing Karen. Its a reminder for all of us to meet the dark with trust and faith.
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This reminds me of a favorite quote by Rumi:
What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl. ~ Rumi
… yet we have to dig into the dark in order to reach it.
Thank you for sharing Rumi Nancy ❤
A beautiful poem Val, thanks for sharing it. ❤
Thank you Diana. I love to share what touches me and so appreciate when others are touched too! x