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,
I am not an entity in this world or the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve
or any origin story.
My place is the place-less,
a trace of the trace-less.
Neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved,
have seen the two worlds as one
and that one call to and know,
only that breath
breathing human being.
RUMI – Only That Breath