One of my ‘soul mates’ is long gone from this world
but whenever I come across his words he is most definitely here.
Hafiz, a 14th century Sufi poet, is one of those people
because his heart is one with what matters most and
what matters least doesn’t faze him, for long anyway.
I sometimes forget
that I was created for Joy.
My mind is too busy.
My Heart is too heavy
for me to remember
that I have been
called to dance
the Sacred dance of life.
I was created to smile
To be lifted up
And to lift others up.
O’ Sacred One
Untangle my feet
from all that ensnares.
Free my soul.
That we might
and that our dancing
might be contagious.
To Dance -
I mean to really dance,
takes a free spirit.
Free from any care about what others think,
and free to move in whatever way feels true now.
But I start here and now...
there is no shame at all in that.
My toes begin to move to the beat of the silence.
I let go and relax into that.
I notice how good that feels
and then, to my surprise, my legs begin to sway ....
Here is a short article on Substack
which explores a bit more of 'what matters most'
With each breath we can be aware
of whether we are aligned with Freedom
or attached to control.
Sense the difference between the two -
one feels like Life
and the other like death.
For those interested, here is a recent article
about how this 'freedom vs control litmus test'
can be used to even make sense of what's going
on in the world around us.
Where is Our Freedom to Discuss and Investigate
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Freedom from what “everybody knows”
opens when we’re curious enough to
consider the ‘information’ of the Heart.
This Heart ‘information’ is always in the moment
and it always follows our lead.
If we remain closed the Heart honors that fully.
It doesn’t impose Itself in any way.
It honors our freedom to choose.
It waits for our invitation making our choice clear.
Openness and curiosity is our invitation
to the Heart saying,
“I choose You.
Show me the way beyond what “everybody knows."
Love and wisdom never go along with a lie.
Love says to those who believe the lie,
"I see you want to control me.
And I know it's because you don't know.
So here I stand
as the Freedom
that I know we all are.
This gift I give to you -
the gift to see your own Freedom
reflected in this very stand for my Freedom."
If you're interested, here is another free article on substack
which addresses how control can express itself
collectively: Should Your Mother's Advice Be Banned?
How can we know our true nature?
How can we know if what we are is lacking and separate or whole and one?
How can we actually, honestly, directly know?
Many people have had glimpses of peace and wholeness
and some even have a deep, direct sense of this truth -
but then what about those thoughts and feelings that seem to conflict
with the sensing of wholeness?
Should those thoughts and feelings that conflict be dismissed as ‘misinformation’?
Should we censor them and push them away as untrue?
Or should we investigate to make sure?
If we have a deep sense that wholeness is our reality and then the thought
“I am worthless” or “He/She shouldn’t have said or done that” comes and
our sense of Wholeness seems lost – would it be more helpful to dismiss
that conflicting information or to investigate further?
Inquiry is honest and open to all information.
We can’t know until we know.
And to know we must directly investigate again and again until we are honestly convinced.
The Heart of Truth seekers
Everything is brought closer.
Those who seek Truth
are not afraid to look.
Love casts out all fear.
Is the understanding of open investigation
separate from science and politics -
or does this understanding relate to all areas of life?
If interested, here is an article I recently wrote
which shares how this understanding of open,
honest investigation can help even in the area
advocating-for-investigation-does not assume a side
It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things imagined, learn to see them as they are. When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face."