Here is something to contemplate this evening, written by the Persian poet Hafiz:
Could Be Lifted
If you knew the end of your story, nothing on
any page—not one of your dramas, could bother
you as much.
If you knew the glorious end of your journey,
at least half of your attention could be lifted
from anything you can now focus on that may
cause you pain.
His hand is like that, when it is realized neat,
it will always turn your gaze in the direction
of more light.
– “A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations,” January 7, by Daniel Ladinsky
This poem reminds me to stay in the present moment and to focus on God, uplifting me towards the light. How joyous, how hopeful!