Loving one's life is a deeply personal joy. Compassion is a way to draw this love out of ourselves. It feeds us with strength enabling us to find ways to share love with others. Loving done properly doesn't drain joy and abundance. It feeds it. To live in love with life is to live a life of great sustainable and abundant joy.
Hafiz notes that loving what is common within us all sustains joy.
Thank you for listening.
Music: This song wormed its way into my head as I wrote this. Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Donovan Wear Your Love Like Heaven.
The original post in this series of poems by Hafiz (including an addendum regarding the authenticity of these poems) can be found here.
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.