The mind is an ocean . . . and so many worlds
Are rolling there, mysterious, dimly seen!
And our bodies? Our body is a cup, floating
On the ocean; soon it will fill, and sink . . . . .
Not even one bubble will show where it went down.
The spirit is so near that you can’t see it!
But reach for it. . . Don’t be a jar
Full of water, whose rim is always dry.
Don’t be the rider who gallops all night
And never sees the horse that is beneath him.
–Rumi (Jalal ad-din Rumi, 1207 – 1273)