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'
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."