Do Not Go Back to Sleep
I've taken this Rumi quote on as my mantra lately and I am surprised how difficult it has been to live by. I am suprised at how easy it is for my internal waters to be disturbed and I swiftly say to myself, "It doesn't matter" or "There are more important things than my feelings."
It is habitual, sometimes, to just 'go back to sleep'. It feels easier to not ask for what I really want.
I am wondering, now, in this moment of blossoming spring, if there is anything more important staying awake to tiny miracles? If there is anything more important than listening for the secrets at dawn?
I don't think there is.