The Breeze At Dawn Has Secrets To Tell Us

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
Where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.


I’ve written of that poem before on Evolving Times. Since I began waking up at 5:00 every morning, there have been a few mornings when the temptation to return to sleep has been great. And admittedly there have been a couple of times that I have succumbed to that temptation and allowed myself to sleep for another hour or so.

But this morning, after waking up at 5:00, when I felt the alluring call of sleep, Rumi’s words popped into my head and I knew that this morning the breeze at dawn did, indeed, have secrets to tell me. Secrets I would only hear if I arose.

Were those dawn secrets contained in the insights I had during my meditation.

Were the secrets contained in the salamanders with whom I crossed paths as I walked through the wakening woods or the family of deer that stood 20-yards ahead of me on the trail, watching, waiting?

Or were the secrets perhaps contained in the impressive vocal display of territoriality being expressed by the Canada Geese you hear in this recording.

Their determined honks piercing the peaceful morning symphony of rustling reeds, chittering songbirds and soft clucks from hidden waterfowl. The clouds, hanging low over the lake, amplified and echoed the insistent sounds.

The secrets, I believe, were contained in all of these experiences and much more.

But Rumi’s words, for me, are about much more than just waking up at dawn. They are about waking up!

Those of us on the leading edge, actively walking the path personal evolution are the ones awake at dawn. And, just as the temptation to go back to sleep in the morning can be great, there are times when the temptation to turn our backs on what we know and what we believe and return to the sleep that is our collective unconsciousness is equally strong.

But if we are to change ourselves, and in so doing, change the world, we must continue to choose the path of wakefulness, staying awake and listening for the secrets the dawn breeze has to share with us.

For every secret to which we awaken as individuals becomes available for others to hear. The secrets that each of us hears, in the solitude of the dawn breeze, are not for us alone. These secrets are to be shared. And by sharing these secrets we make it easier for others to choose to awaken and experience the breeze at dawn.

So will you choose to stay awake today? Or will you return to the comfortable warmth of your sleep? The choice is yours in every moment.

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