sound on for the following short video....
One day the sun admitted,
I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
The Infinite Incandescence (Tej)
That has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The Astonishing Light
Of your own Being!
~ Hafiz ~
Dedication: My heart is heavy as I dedicate this post to Chris Young, who was not granted clemency by the state of Texas, even as the family of the victim pleaded that his life be spared. He is sentenced to be executed tomorrow, July 17, 2018.*
Secondary dedication: to a few close friends who are going through some very challenging times. Thank you for your incredible example, for your courage within the intense vulnerability of being pushed to the very edges of yourself.
May each of you know the Astonishing Light
of your own Be-ing.
photos: me. Springfarm Trailhead, Mohonk Preserve; July 2018.
poem: My Brilliant Image by Hafiz; excerpted from I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy (trans. D. Ladinsky).
*Why this dedication, among the many stories of others (and at times even innocent others) that I have listened to and followed throughout my life? Because today is when I have this voice, this place to share...