A Soul Wakes Up

How does a soul wake up? In so many different ways...

What makes a soul wake up? So many different things...

Like, meditating or practicing yoga, in the early morning with the windows wide open, after a long, hot summer, to the sweet sounds of birds happily chirping...

Like, paddling on a river you have all to yourself - surrounded only by blue herons and creatures great and small...

Like, spending time with a treasured friend, and laughing joyously with great abandon...

Like, being in the effortless company of a like-minded soul, that energizes your own, and never drains you in any way...

Like, listening to great music as you dance all around the house...

Like, completing a designated task, and crossing it off the list, and then enjoying the fruits of a job well done...

Like, reading, and writing, with all the time and not a care in the world...

Like, going for a long ride or walk in a park, or along the beach...

There are many things that make us feel alive, and make our souls wake up - like laughter - as Hafiz so gently reminds....


What is laughter? What is laughter?
It is God waking up! O it is God waking up!
It is the sun poking its sweet heat out
From behind a cloud
You have been carrying too long,
Veiling your eyes and heart.

It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure
That is your Real body - called Truth.

It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight
To embrace everyone and everything in this world.

Laughter is the polestar
Held in the sky by our Beloved,
Who eternally says,

"Yes, dear ones, come this way,
come this way towards Me and Love!

Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs
And with your movements - your magic movements
Of hands and feet and glands and cells - Dancing!

Know that to God's Eye,
All movement is a Wondrous Language,
And Music - such exquisite, wild Music!"

O, what is laughter, Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?

It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!

~ Hafiz


amandameehan said…
Great post! Thank you!!

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