Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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 am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.”

― Hafiz,

Oh Lord we try sooooo hard to be your people
We struggle and struggle to be

We carelessly through about words like “holy”
And “righteous”

But we have little idea what those words even mean
Except perhaps to become fairly sure
That we don’t have a clue

Ah yes Lord
It is about surrender
It is about relaxing into your presence
Giving you a little room to move

It is understanding that you are constantly, constantly
Moving in our lives to create something good

And our job is throw up our hands
Say, “you win”
And dance a happy dance!


  1. laurarobinsonmorrisAugust 27, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    I'm into "happy dancing" and Hafiz...spiritual ecstasy!

  2. Stop see taste(they aren't bad) smell and feel the roses. Life will be one cell phone call away.