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What Was Said

I recently watched the documentary I Am. Twice. Within a week. This is one DVD that I would like to own. The director of this movie goes all over the world, asking influential people two questions: What’s wrong with the world? and What can we do about it? The answers always come back to the title of the film: “I Am”. The journey the director takes the watcher through is fascinating and enlightening. And entertaining.

If you want to watch the trailer click here.

While watching this film I was struck by something that Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi, said:

What was said to the rose that made it open
was said to me here in my chest.

A quote from Rumi’s poem “What Was Said to the Rose.”

I had never read Rumi before, but this quote made me think that I should. So, I sought out the poem.

Then I sought out Coleman Barks reading this poem:

Something for our souls to ponder as we soon head into the Easter season.

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