Rumi on What You Think You Want

I know that God will give me my daily bread…

When I run after what I think I want,

My days are a furnace of distress and anxiety;

If I sit in my own place of patience,

What I need flows to me,

And without any pain.

From this I understand that

What I want also wants me,

Is looking for me

And attracting me;

When it cannot attract me

Any more to go to it,

It has to come to me.

There is a great secret

In this for anyone

Who can grasp it.

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