In body, heart, mind – may the great unclenching commence.

The Way of Love

The way of love is not
a subtle argument.

The door there
is devastation.

Birds make great sky-circles
of their freedom.
How do they learn it?

They fall, and falling,
they’re given wings.

By Jalāl ad-Dīn Rumi (1207 – 1273) from The Essential Rumi
Translation by Coleman Barks