- Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.
Flow down and down in always
widening rings of being.
Says Rumi in A Community of the spirit, to be found on p. 3 of The Essential Rumi, translations by Coleman Barks.
Or as Rainer Maria Rilke put it in his Stundenbuch,
- Ich lebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen,