Today, I share with you a poem by the great Sufi Master, Hafiz. I invite you to read and reflect on the invitation this poem offers to establish very clear boundaries in our lives around what supports us and what does not. Thank you Hafiz and for those who have protected his words.
We Have Not Come To Take Prisoners
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,
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.
Run like hell my dear,
From annyone 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 ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom and
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