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Episode Sixty Four, What Do White Birds Say


Sometimes in life it is about letting go. Sometimes those things needing to go are really big things and one cannot imagine a world without them - or - one can only imagine catastrophe and suffering in their stead. Fear is not the only view here. In times of rejuvenation, one could listen to what nature is saying like it is important; one could listen to what the white birds say and abide. One could look at the invitation to use our power to improve things...so suggests Hafiz.


...All that you think is rain is not.

Behind the veil Hafiz and angels sometimes weep


Because most eyes are rarely glad

And your divine beauty is still too frightened

To unfurl its thousand swaying arms...




Music: Patti Smith had a dream of seeing people being empowered. She wrote a song about it and here it is. We do have powers beyond our awareness but there is no achieving them without knowing this seat is within us and buried underneath the fears we nurture daily. We can mediate and interface with nature through respect and reverence if we allow it. Obviously we have a ways to go in this and, sadly, there is suffering. We have compassion to cultivate until we center ourselves into the reality of our consequence. In the meantime we have this wonderful song to remind us that People Have The Power.



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.



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