Come meander with me on the pathless path of the Heart
in these anecdotal,
sometimes inspiring, sometimes personal meanderings of the Heart's opening in the every-day-ness of Life...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where is the Door?

“Where is The Door?
Where is the door to God?

In the sound of a barking dog…

In the ring of a hammer...

In the drop of rain...

In the face of everyone,
everyone I see…

Where is the door
to the divine tavern?

…in all that we can behold.”


“We all look up to the same stars;
The same heaven is above us all;
The same universe surrounds us all!
What does it matter by what
system of knowledge
we seek to know
the truth?

Not by one path alone
may we attain to
so great a secret.”

Quintus Aurelius Symmachus
A Roman Statesman

Every object,
every being,
is a jar full of

Be a connoisseur,
and taste with caution.

Any wine will get you high.
Judge like a king,
and choose the purest,

the ones unadulterated with fear,
or some urgency about ‘what’s needed.’

Drink the wine that moves you…”

from Essential Rumi
Coleman Barks

“Everything just gets swallowed up
into the open heart…”

The Door…

Author unknown…



#1 – Thought this picture was ruined
but even mistakes have a purpose.

#3 – a glass blown ball


  1. what a delicious selection of poems to go with breakfast! I especially was touched by the Rumi one.

    And glad you identified pic #3 because I was twisting my brain hard to figure it out. I was thinking ice. It's a fabulous pic.

    "a jar full of delight" now if we can remember to see the world this way!

    1. Thank you ZDS :) - Yes, embracing everything, however it appears... :)

  2. I always enjoy your pictures and your view of the world around you. i love blurry pictues, kinda the way I see the world anyway. LOL.

    lovely quotes too.

    1. Thank you Suki :) I think it's the "Wabi-sabi view - imperfect, yet perfect and always changing. :) And I always enjoy your presence here...

  3. That first photo looks like a virtual reality.... everything is image-like. A great picture of this dream world! Love the post!!!

    1. Thanks Julie - Yes, the first photo does look like a dream reality. :) It also looks like maybe I had been spending too much time in that "Divine Tavern", imbibing in too much wine. LOL

  4. I love how the magic of these quotes pairs so beautifully with the magic of the images...all so inspiring...*sigh*... Thank you, Christine. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

    1. Thank you Tracy... And Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating.

  5. Beauty full poems for walking through the door into the New Natural Year coming with the Equinox next week...the post from first word to last image is gorgeous.

    1. Thank you D :) Looking forward to "new beginnings" in many aspects of life with the change of seasons and cycles. And, I'm finally able to comment on your blog again!


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