There are certain events in one's life that force our hands. If we are lucky they open to applaud, they respond to create or they reach out in abundant sharing. Hafiz suggests this force is our fate and we are actually here to respond to it and move with it whether that event guides us into a deep darkness or a blinding delight. It is not about if we move it is about how we move.
Thank you for listening.
Music: We should be dancing. What can I say? There would be a lot more love in the world if we knew better how to truly move with and celebrate life in all of its diversity. Whether a fancy dance, a cha-cha or stomping out a haka, we need to move into the energetics of our experiences through ourselves instead of waiting on others to move for us. This tribute to the Bee Gee's 70's hit is The Foo Fighters doing their damnedest to help us celebrate as their alter ego group, The Dee Gees. Let's stop sitting on our hands and work it. You Should Be Dancing.
The original post in this series of poems by Hafiz can be found here.
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.