Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cutting to the chase?

It is that time of the year where we inevitably reflect on what we would like to manifest in our lives.  We can find ourselves being more open in defining and sharing what we really want.

Cutting to the chase, Sufi poet Hafiz writes,

Ask the Friend for love,
Ask Him again...
For I have found that every heart
will get what it prays for most

In just four lines he captures the dance of elements which help make things we want to happen, happen. There is purposefulness and proactivity, the balance between grace and effort, and a combination of individual and collective energy.  Whether we wish to fulfil our deepest longing or honour our freshly minted new year’s resolution, it seems that we are most likely to succeed if:

  • We have a clear intent
  • We act
  • We call on the support of powers beyond our own (from our nearest and dearest, to the universe itself).

Here's The Smiths similarly cutting to the chase in their own way. 


Hafiz, extract from “A Potted Plant”, from ‘The Subject Tonight is Love’, translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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