Be With Those Who Help Your Being Poem by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Be With Those Who Help Your Being

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Be with those who help your being.
Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.

A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don't try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it's too late for all you could become.

Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 03 April 2016

Be with those who help your being. I could have used hearing those words at different stages of my life. I suspect we all could have. But had we heard them, would we have heeded them? When I was young, I didn't have the wisdom to employ this saying into my life. I find that now that I am older, I still lack wisdom but this time the wisdom to recognize the difference between those who only appear to help your being and those who would really help your being.

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Kay Staley 08 February 2014

Is it selfish to follow this advice and only grace your presence to those who help you? Maybe instead we should try to help others find their being and find our own that way. Maybe instead of taking we should only give. I regret that this poem doesn't have a semblance of a rhyme, but the words are clear and thought provoking.

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* Sunprincess * 09 March 2014

Be with those who help your being. Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath comes cold out of their mouths. Not these visible forms, your work is deeper. ....a kind word can go along ways....a kind deed even farther..

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Very interesting poem for inner awareness and leading a perfect life harmonious to all.

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Chinedu Dike 19 April 2015

Beautifully articulated piece of poetry written with insight. Thanks for sharing.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 11 November 2021

I am enamored reading one of the famous poems of The Great Rumi, I adore and much more 5 Stars fullest on TOP

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Mamunur Rahman Kayes 08 November 2019

wow nice poem. I love the mab too much

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Britte Ninad 23 June 2019

Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots and makes them green. Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow? /// love for you O great

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Mahtab Bangalee 28 May 2018

O love come, come alone come, come and do not moan be with one one and one

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Darshini.m 10 January 2018

super ya

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