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….
“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.”