Rumi, the adored Persian mystic, mused on the purpose of desire. Before him, most Eastern philosophies and religious dogmas entertained the trade offs of lust. Taoist, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, and many other guiding principles emerged. Most concluded that asketism rather than boundless indulgence benefit humanity.

I wonder, isn’t a balance between discipline and surrender to some cravings better?

I love Rumi’s poetic view of  soul as “the taste of pure water”.

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My poem was inspired by all the above:

 

A fine line is our soul,

a net of emotions

caught between desire and quenched thirst.

We crave

we judge

we feel

and dream about the unattainable.

 

I craved adventure

I judged silence

I wanted freedom

 

The first sip awakened my lust for more

Dreaming about swimming in the air,

the bubbles of oxygen carrying my weightless body around the world

 

Floating in the soft vibrations of surrender, my soul opened

 

Sound is not silent

Now I crave the nothingness of ether

It is everywhere – even in my thoughts.

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Pure surrender feels so different from the tight, preconceived control of discipline. Try it for yourself. Taste freedom through meditation or being alone in nature – this kind of solitude liberates my mind.

If you are interested, I mused about the meaning of sound in our life and its scientific concepts, so you can read the post.