“The world is filled with people like Shams of Tabriz but where are the men like Rumi to see the truth in them?” –Fundamentals of Rumi’s Thought by Sefik Can, page 67.
I think I must pass many wise people when I go throughout my day. Wise with a capital “W”. Wise about the ice on the pond and the gunshots and the meditation pillow and the swastikas and all the police who are not in prison.
I think I must pass many wise people, and yet we all walk so fast these days. How can I even have time to begin to see the truth in them?