Episode Thirty Eight, That Shapes the Eye
Do you ever notice what happens to the eye when one laughs from the heart? It shines a special kind of light - a divine light, you might notice. Hafiz speaks of this light that is so readily accessible for children yet needs to wait for permission to rise from deep within us as adults. It is seeded where our ancestors reside and it is the light that surges up to ignite our hearts to include all of our relations. We laugh like this and it is music that all of creation can dance to. This brilliant medicine aligns us and moves us into openness and right action.
Thank you for listening.
Video: There are a lot of reasons that I love Robin Williams. His talent, his humanitarian work in the world and how he made a point to make people feel loved in his presence is deeply appreciated. He is one star that truly is phenomenal and worthy of emulation, certainly. But it was his ability to blow the doors off the expected trajectory of thinking and making us all laugh at ourselves that created such an amazing joyful noise in the world. He gave us permission to not take ourselves so seriously so our hearts and minds can open to wonder and receive love more readily. His work is medicine and, in my opinion, divine. He was and continues to be a great gift to us all and a profound influence for me. I miss his walking among us.
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.