Monday, December 8, 2008

A Love Like That Lights up the Whole Sky

The Sun Never Says

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe Me."

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.
- Hafiz, from The Gift

I don't remember the first time I heard this quote, but it has dazzled and amazed me for some time. The idea that nature, with out any obligation, takes care of itself is a delight. The altruism of this quote is striking and inspiring. It is so rare for anyone to do something without asking for anything in return. Yet every day, nature works in harmony, without any thought of right or wrong, without any sense of debt or ownership. It happens because it is so.

If each of us can work within that same balance; giving freely, without expectation, how could we change this world? Would hunger and anger and hurt and hate and poverty be gone? I think so. If we just could forget our pre-assigned human roles, and reach for our Source a bit more, we too could Light up the Whole Sky.

When I was in Maui, we happened to sit near The Levins during most of our time at the Wayne Dyer seminar. The last day, after my guy had applied some especially delicious scented lotion, Julia turned to us and handed us a copy of her preview CD, "My friend Hafiz." And, the first song on that CD is "The Sun Never Says," which contains the lyrics to the poem by Hafiz that I love so much. I want to thank them for sharing their gift of music, for introducing themselves, and for passing on the spirit of Hafiz. You should go to their site and enjoy just a little more of their great music.


practicalspirit said...

Hi Paula, Thanks for stopping by, I think you are the first person to add this button. I love Lucrecer's art and am so happy to see it here! Have a great day.

Paula said...

Thanks Staci! I love her art as well and I like the idea of the group you've started :)

Out of Place said...

I was fortunate to have the luxury of accidentally reaching your blog. Your writing is absolutely marvelous. And your description of nature's relationship has truly dazzled me. Beautiful!

Meg said...

I've never heard that quote before, but I love it! I'm glad you shared.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

vicky3619 said...

Thanks for this post :) this quote is amazing !