This is one of my favorite poetry pieces from Rumi.  It has inspired a few weeks of imperfect action.

This past month I have been gingerly shedding light on my own elephants in the dark, and learning to ask for help where I need it.

Imperfect action means launching the re-design of this site + my personal website, AnnLDretzka.com.

Imperfect action takes bravery, trust, and cooperation.

I know the world needs more imperfect action from everyone. And so I ask…

Where are you called to be brave in your life?

Where could you place more trust in others, and allow cooperation and teamwork bring you further?

Where and what do you need to let go in order to grow?

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Elephants in the Dark, by Rumi

Some Hindus have an elephant to show.
No one here has ever seen an elephant.
They bring it at night to a dark room.
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One by one, we go in the dark and come out
saying how we experience the animal.
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One of us happens to touch the trunk.
“A water-pipe kind of creature.”
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Another, the ear. “A very strong, always moving
back and forth, fan-animal.”
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Another, the leg. “I find it still,
like a column on a temple.”
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Another touches the curved back.
“A leathery throne.”
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Another the cleverest, feels the tusk.
“A rounded sword made of porcelain.”
He is proud of his description.
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Each of us touches one place
and understands the whole that way.
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The palm and the fingers feeling in the dark are
how the senses explore the reality of the elephant.
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If each of us held a candle there,
and if we went in together,
we could see it.