Bonnie Rose is the Spiritual Director of the Ventura Center for Spiritual Living,

an Interfaith Community devoted to Love and Kindness.

The title of this blog – Daily Beloved – was inspired by Rumi….

Only Breath

“Not Christian or Jew or Muslim,
Not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen.
Not any religion or cultural system.

I am not from the East or the West,
Not out of the ocean or up from the ground,
Not natural or ethereal,
Not composed of elements at all.

 I do not exist,

Am not an entity in this world or in the next,
Did not descend from Adam and Eve or any origin story.

My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless.

 Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved; have seen the two worlds as one
And that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner,
Only that breath breathing human being.”