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devotions: have faith

sea of Galilee Israel

There is a small green island where one white cow lives alone,
a meadow of an island.

The cow grazes until nightfall, full and fat,
but during the night she panics and grows thin as a single hair.

"What will I eat tomorrow?
There's nothing left!"

By dawn the grass has grown up again, waist-high.
The cow starts eating and by dark the meadow is clipped short.

She is full of strength and energy,
but she panics in the dark as before and grows thin overnight.
The cow does this over and over and this is all she does.

She never thinks,
"This meadow has never failed to grow back.
What should I be afraid every night that it won't?"

The cow is the bodily soul.
The island field is this world where that cow grows lean with fear
and fat with blessing, lean and fat.

White cow,
don't make yourself miserable with what is to come or not to come.

~ Rúmí


  1. oh debi.
    this is wonderful. nobody quite says it like rumi. i love thoughts like this to ponder! thank you.
    i have you now in my favorites bar at the top of my screen so i can easily come here. but i have to add you to my friends links in the blog so others can find you easily too!
    have a wonderful week my new friend! xo

    1. Thank you Tammy! It's my first devotions post in a while, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. How nice of you to add me to your blog link list! I feel honored :-)

      My week is going well thank you. Peaceful thoughts to you!


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