“… as though your chest were filling with light,
as when God said,
Did We not expand you?
Don’t look for it outside yourself.
You are the source of milk.
Don’t milk others!
There is a milk fountain inside you.
Don’t walk around with an empty bucket.
You have a channel into the ocean, and yet you ask for water from a little pool.
Beg for that love expansion.
Meditate only on THAT. “And He is with you” .
There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, and yet you go door to door asking for crusts.
Knock on your inner door. No other.
Sloshing knee-deep in fresh riverwater, yet you keep wanting a drink from other people’s waterbags.
Water is everywhere around you, but you see only barriers that keep you from water.
The horse is beneath the rider’s thighs, and still he asks, “Where’s my horse?”
Right there, under you! “Yes, this is a horse, but where’s the horse?” Can’t you see! …”
The Essential Rumi ~ Extended Edition, Coleman Barks