it will roll in ecstasy at your feet

Dr. Ira Byock:

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen. Simply wait. Do not even wait. Be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

And I asked Alice if she had any idea who the poet was. And she figured it wasn’t Rumi, because I would have told her that, and she went through Rilke and a few others. I said, no, it’s actually Franz Kafka. Here we had this great conversation because here Kafka, you know, is the quintessential existentialist who portrays the universe as cold and impersonal and yet here was this remarkably spiritual poem.”

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