Walking home the other day, right next to the bus stop around the corner, I ran across this lovely bit of chalk art. I was so delighted to discover one of my favorite poems unfolding at my feet that I just had to capture and share it with you.
You’ll find a series of seven images below. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then that would make this the longest blog post I’ve written so far. To get the full experience of my neighbor’s rendering of Rumi’s rumination, please start with the bottom image and read upward.
(You’ll also find the text written out below.)
This short poem is one of many penned by the prolific 13th-century Persian poet, theologian, and jurist Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, known the world over simply as Rumi. Here it is written out for your contemplation:
Although the road is never-ending
take a step
and keep walking
do not look
fearfully into the distance . . .
On this path
let the heart be your guide
for the body is hesitant
and full of fear
There are only a few copies remaining of the recordings of the first run of my newest program, IT’S A LESSON (IAL). which is about how to teach personal ATM® lessons. After one of the sessions, a participant wrote: “This afternoon was revelatory, a breath balloon . . . Thank you.”
The IAL recordings are available exclusively to MIMO members with a Become a Better Teacher account. Once these recordings have been sold, this material will not be available until the course gets added to the MIMO ATM Teaching Academy curriculum, later this year or, more likely, sometime next year. If you’d like to learn more, you can purchase your very own copy only until the end of this month — 11:45 PM California time on Sunday, 29 February 2020, to be precise— or until all the copies have been sold, whichever comes first.
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