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Just sit there right now
Don’t do a thing
Just rest.

For your separation from God,
From love,

Is the hardest work
In this
World.

Let me bring you trays of food
And something
That you like to
Drink.

You can use my soft words
As a cushion
For your
Head.

~Hafiz~

The Gift: Poems by Hafiz
Translations by Daniel Ladinsky

 

Yes, it’s hard work, very hard work…”your separation from God, from love is the hardest work” of the world and with such great suffering.  It matters not why we separate or even that we do, only that we wake up and remember there’s another way.  It’s a holy precious path that will ask you to leave doubt and fear behind you, like yesterday’s old news.  It will ask for your consent to hope, to faith, to belief, to knowing.  It will ask you to move your gaze ahead to the horizon of new beginnings.  It will ask only and all of this and nothing more.  Will you give that holy precious path a chance?  I will.

 

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