tend the health of your heart-donkey


Do the careful,

donkey-tending work.

Don’t trust that to anyone else.

There are hypocrites who will praise you,

but who do not care about the health

of your heart-donkey.


Be concentrated

and leonine in the hunt for what is

your true nourishment. Don’t be distracted

by blandishment-noises,

of any sort.


Jalal al-Din Rumi