For a little change of pace, I thought I’d be inspired by another writer of spiritual wisdom and chose Hafiz.
Making the Rounds and Causing Trouble
The words renounce and discipline were making
the rounds and causing trouble, as some
Some newlyweds came to me to discuss the threat this posed.
They looked at me with serious faces and sincerely asked,
Does God want us to renounce the sweet pleasures
our bodies and the earth may give?
And I replied, Do what most enables you to fly,
and brings a feeling to the heart that makes you
glad to be alive.
My guests then said, Is it really that simple?
And I said, Why not?
– “A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations,” May 2, by Daniel Ladinsky
Sometimes Life is really that simple. We’re often indoctrinated with man-made concepts that may bear little resemblance to Reality, and make our lives and relationships complicated.
What God wants for us is simple. The Divine is a Force for Good and really only wants us to be happy, to enjoy life, to have our hearts sing in jubilation and joy. Let’s embrace that and fly, fly, fly!