Christin Myrick Shepherd

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Do Not Go Back to Sleep

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The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Do not go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Do not go back to sleep.
— Rumi
 

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.