2014-04-14_yes ink on paper


“Every Movement”

I rarely let the word “No” escape
From my mouth

Because it is so plain to my soul

That God has shouted, “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
To every luminous movement in Existence.


 I Heard God Laughing, Poems of Hope and Joy, renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky



4 thoughts on “By All Means

  1. “The warrior’s approach is to say ‘yes’ to life: say ‘yea’ to it all. Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. When we talk about settling the world’s problems, we’re barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.”

    Joseph Campbell in a Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

    P.S. I finally figured out why I haven’t been getting your blog posts. I’m getting them again! Yes!


    1. What a fantastic quote. Thanks for sharing it! I’ve been finding myself in the ‘perfect mess’ these days. Campbell’s words relax me in the chaos. And it’s great to see your words here in the Archives, too. Glad you figured out the glitch!


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