When we begin to share what we have learned of loving we become love and creation begins expanding. This is what I am reading here from Hafiz. We may not think ourselves qualified to be god but here we are wanting to make the world a better place because we are of god or some kind of soul divinity and we have a job to do.
Even with this, we can be shot going out to weed our garden or going to the store to buy a shirt. Inhumanity is on the loose in our streets fueled by an outdated belief system that is born of fear revealing scary hatred. If you were god what would YOUR god do? Would it buy a rocket launcher to try and terrify and threaten? Binge watch Netflix shows to hide for a rest? Or would it double down on benevolence and compassion giving a little more towards changing the world for the better despite it feeling like an impossibility? There are a lot of optional ways for our god to respond as some of us in this world. But the real question is: What did our finer natures do today? Because this is the god who picked the horse we rode into town on and this is the god holding the reigns.
I'll let Hafiz explain. Thank you for listening.
Music: I can't think about teaching and sharing without hearing this song in my head from the 1960's. Now you can hear it again, too, along with watching this fabulous video that is a collaboration between Graham Nash and celebrated filmmaker and animator Jeff Scher.
The original post in this series of poems by Hafiz (including an addendum regarding the authenticity of these poems) can be found here. Also, my thoughts on this series a year into blogcasting these poems, HERE.
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.