What you desire most for yourself, why not provide it for others first? Life offers us infinite opportunities to see ourselves in others. To get a secure footing into that, one must leave their selfishness and self-loathing behind. Love is not something you can do or something you can give; it is all-inclusive. You can only be Love itself. When you take the time to sit with someone quietly, both of you being still and close enough so that you can see into the eyes of the other person, you will see yourself reflected. We mirror one another. It takes a certain amount of daring to do such a thing—it is so intimate.
With That Moon Language, By Hafiz
Posted by Sunaina Chugani permalink. Sunaina, that poem is wonderful! And quirky indeed. I love the idea that eyes could be dying to hear. The ripples! This is one of my favorite Hafiz poems. That's a terrible huddle. You got guys not knowing what play is being run, Larry Drew isn't drawing anything, and you got a bunch of different guys talking at once site traffic.
He collects everything in the sea: fish and sea creatures, tin cans and old boots. Those bad fish keep ruining our lives and messing up the world with greed and violence. But, no. God just keeps casting the net and continues the ban on sorting. This King of Love draws the net tight, so tight the creatures in the net are forced to look each other in the eye. What will our enemies see when they look into our eyes? What will we see in theirs? Still though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect. Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye that is always saying, with that sweet moon language, what every other eye in this world is dying to hear.
I think it is there deep within me. That ache and hunger for love. Maybe some of us say it more than others for a lot of different reasons. To be loved and know that we are loved? And what if I lived in the awareness that everyone is saying this.