“No matter where you are or what you’re doing,
talking, silent, asleep, soul comes and greets you like that.
Your soul sees your purity.”
– From Rumi’s “A World Dense with Greeting.”
This poem speaks a truth that many come to learn on the path of the flâneur: It’s not so much about where one wanders, it’s more about the openness with which one navigates the world.
“Your soul sees your purity.” You could be in the most beautiful corner of downtown, in an industrial wasteland, on a public bus, in an idyllic park, anywhere – wherever you find yourself, soul is right there with you. Soul gives us the creativity, the humanness, the grace to cultivate a loving connection with the world around us.
No matter where we are, we can choose to remember the generous nature of the soul.