we have not come to take prisoners [hafiz].

I know I've posted this before, but this has been a daily reading for me for the last few weeks, the words that I've been reading over and over, practicing speaking kindly to myself, reading and reciting until these words can become my words.  

 

We have not come here to take prisoners, But to surrender ever more deeply To freedom and joy.

We have not come into this exquisite world To hold ourselves hostage from Love.

Run my dear, From anything That may not strengthen Your precious budding wings.

Run like hell my dear, From anyone likely To put a sharp knife Into the sacred, tender vision Of your beautiful heart.

We have a duty to befriend Those aspects of obedience That stand outside of our house and shout to our reason "O please, O please, Come out and play."

For we have not come here to take prisoners Or to confine our wondrous spirits,

But to experience every and ever more deeply Our divine courage, freedom and Light!

 

-Hafiz

Posted on September 21, 2011 and filed under from friends-.