What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?
The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God
And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move
That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”
Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.
~ renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky
“I Heard God Laughing, Poems of Hope and Joy”
2 thoughts on “Tripping Over Joy”
Very interesting and convicting. Thank you so much for sharing!
Some mornings I have no words and a little illumination from Hafiz is all I need. Thanks for stopping by the Archives!