this heart sanctuary does exist


The place

that Solomon made

to worship in, called the Far Mosque,

is not built of earth and water and stone,

but of intention and wisdom and

mystical conversation and





part of it is intelligent

and responsive to every other.

The carpet bows to the broom. The door

knocker and the door swing together

like musicians. This heart sanctuary

does exist, though it cannot

be described.



goes there every morning

and gives guidance with words,

with musical harmonies, and in actions,

which are the deepest teaching. A prince

is just a conceit, until he does

something with his



Jalal al-Din Rumi