No Self

Think of the phoenix coming up out of the ashes, but not flying off.
For a moment we have form.
How can we be conscious and you be conscious at the same time and separate?
Copper when an alchemist works on it loses it copper qualities.
Seeds in Spring begin to be trees, no longer seeds….
It’s not that I’ve done anything to deserve this attention from you.
Predestination and freewill: We can
argue them, but they are only ideas.
What’s real is a presence, like Shams.
Open Secret

– Rumi. Translation. Moyne & Barks,