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What Is Outside Our World, We Can Not See — A Beautiful Thought From Rumi

Posted by Catherine Morgan on May 23, 2007

This is a great post from 1000 Petals, she always has such beautiful posts. If you haven’t checked out her site yet, you really should.

photo axinia


What if someone said to an embryo in the womb,

“Outside of your world of black nothing

is a miraculously ordered universe;

a vast Earth covered with tasty food;

mountains, oceans and plains,

fragrant orchards and fields full of crops;

a luminous sky beyond your reach,

with a sun, moonbeams, and uncountable stars;

and there are winds from south, north and west,

and gardens replete with sweet flowers

like a banquet at a wedding feast.


The wonders of this world are beyond description.

What are you doing living in a dark prison,

Drinking blood through that narrow tube?”

But the womb- world is all an embryo knows

And it would not be particularly impressed

By such amazing tales, saying dismissively:

“You’re crazy. That is all a deluded fantasy.”



One day you will look back and laugh at yourself.

You’ll say, “ I can’t believe I was so asleep!

How did I ever forget the truth?

How ridiculous to believe that sadness and sickness

Are anything other than bad dreams.”

RUMI (1207-1273)




4 Responses to “What Is Outside Our World, We Can Not See — A Beautiful Thought From Rumi”

  1. axinia said

    thank you, Catherine for your warm words. You appreciation is very valuable for me!

  2. Hi Axinia

    I love your blog…it is so beautiful.

  3. מובילים said

    love ittttt.

  4. מובילים said

    i? love her guitar!!rock!!

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