Passion: The engine that propels our love!


Heaven on Earth

Posted by John R. Daubney on November 29, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Just yesterday I had the opportunity to be part of a  group providing music for our  church service.. Music, both performing and listening, is something I am very passionate about. While making music with these 5 other very talented and equally passionate people I was struck, once again, at the incredible joy and soul-connection I experience when I am doing what I love with passion and purpose. We always prepare for performance with a prayer of thanksgiving..  Allowing spirit to flow through me in the form of whatever it is I'm doing makes whatever I'm doing easy and joyful. It reminds me of one of my favorite poems from the Persian poet Rumi:

“God picks up the reed-flute world and blows.

Each note is a need coming through one of us, a passion, a longing pain.

Remember the lips where the wind-breath originated, and let your note be clear.

Don’t try to end it. Be your note.

I’ll show you how it’s enough.

Go up on the roof at night in the city of the soul.

Let everyone climb on their roofs

And sing their notes!

Sing Loud!!”


The Essential Rumi by Jelalludin Rumi, mystical Sufi poet (1207-1273)

Coleman Barks (Translator)


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Reply AnnMarie
7:11 PM on December 7, 2010 
beautiful poem!
Reply John R. Daubney
7:39 PM on December 7, 2010 
Hi AnnMarie,
Thank you. That's one of my favorite poems. It really speaks to me and reminds me not to play "small" in my life. I try always to play "my note" loud even though I'm not always successful. I believe that if we all play our "notes" loud we can create a world filled with love and light. I also think that each of us have a gift to offer that no one can give in the exact way that we can.