Translations by Daniel Ladinsky
15 years or so ago I took a Myers Briggs test and scored low on most things. I guess I tended to be on the fence in defining myself at the edges where I would have earned points. My lowest score was in compassion, which if I recall correctly was a "zero."
I was on the verge of entering the world of the mystics, who drew out maps on which my life has unfolded. I think for the better...
My Lord said to me.
And my mind and heart thought deeply
for a second,
then replied with just one word,
God's arms then opened up and I entered myself.
I entered Myself when I entered
And having learned compassion I
allowed my soul