What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?
The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God
And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move
That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”
Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.
~ Hafiz ~
Thank you for your presence here.
photo: me, January 2019.
*excerpted from the book, I HEARD GOD LAUGHING (trans. D. Ladinsky)