At some point we meet ourselves walking along in our lives and, if we are inclined, we allow ourselves or surrender to the invitation to be who we really are. It is not an easy choice because to live a life of intention and passion, there is always the seduction of fear and the threat of rejection at every step. One is different - often very different - and perhaps stretched taut over many lifetimes. There is also the lure of a place to hide and escape from this discomfort at every landing, Our lives are a series of choices and our fulfillment is our cup to fill. It all sounds so easy but few have the discipline or the motor skills necessary to handle the source and to pour ourselves into our lives without spilling.
Hafiz talks here about that juncture in a life when it becomes a part and parcel of one's life to follow their passions as if swept into a flow of life that is guided by the part of ourselves that desires only to know love.
Thank you for listening.
Music: This tune, The Man Who Sold The World, was written by David Bowie and performed here by Nirvana, a group of people who are testament to the difficulty in standing and drinking deep, yelling ones heart into the void while trying to stay with who they feel they really are.
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.
My book can be purchased HERE. E-book HERE. The Season Two blogcasts with audio excerpts from my book begin HERE: in Behind The Lines. This reading of the book excerpts in a mixed media format is Season Two of this blog. These recorded excerpts are outside the chronological order in which the book was written. Podcasts with audio only beginning with episode 22 can be found HERE.