Tripping over Joy

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’m afraid you still think

You have a thousand serious moves.

-Hafiz

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1 Comment

  1. contoveros said,

    May 2, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I keep falling, dusting myself off, and starting all over again. With joyful effort!

    michael j


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