Our Divine Courage, Freedom and Light!

Sunrise, Outer Banks, NC October 2010

WE HAVE NOT COME TO TAKE PRISONERS

We have not come here to take prisoners,
But to surrender ever more deeply
To freedom and joy.

We have not come into this exquisite world
To hold ourselves hostage from love.

Run my dear,
From anything
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.

Run like hell my dear,
From anyone likely
To put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision
Of your beautiful heart.

We have a duty to befriend
Those aspects of obedience
That stand outside of our house
And shout to our reason
“O please, O please,
Come out and play.”

For we have not come here to take prisoners
Or to confine our wondrous spirits,

But to experience ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom and
Light!

~ Hafiz, from “The Gift”

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4 Responses to Our Divine Courage, Freedom and Light!

  1. kelly barton says:

    hey. i am at work. i can not cry in public. holy moses you make me smile through some tears girlie. i need to share this. i hope that is okay.

  2. simplytrece says:

    What a wonderful sky and a glorious poem!! Thank you for the pleasure you brought into my day!!!

  3. amy says:

    I love this. Just what I needed to read this morning.

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