Rumi – on the Fundamental Spiritual Need

There is a candle in your heart,
      ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul,
      ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?
You feel the separation
      from the Beloved.
Invite Him to fill you up,
      embrace the fire.
Remind those who tell you otherwise, that
      Love
      comes to you of its own accord,
      and the yearning for it
      cannot be learned in any school.

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