There are so many gifts Still unopened from your birthday, There are so many hand-crafted presents That have been sent to you by God.
The Beloved does not mind repeating, “Everything I have is also yours.”
Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend If we break into a sweet laughter When your heart complains of being thirsty When ages ago Every cell in your soul Capsized forever Into this infinite golden sea.
Indeed, A lover’s pain is like holding one’s breath Too long In the middle of a vital performance,
In the middle of one of Creation’s favorite Songs.
Indeed, a lover’s pain is this sleeping, This sleeping, When God just rolled over and gave you Such a big good-morning kiss!
There are so many gifts, my dear, Still unopened from your birthday.
O, there are so many hand-crafted presents That have been sent to your life From God.
~ Hafiz ~
This poem was read to me twice yesterday. It’s provoked me to think about being gifted and how simply and beautifully I have been offered everything I needed whenever I needed it. I know it reads like utter bullshit, and if I weren’t the person writing it, I might be thinking it too. Nevertheless, it’s 100 percent true, as long as I stay out of my own way, remain grateful, trust in a power greater than myself and continue to envelop and surround myself in the simple gentle practice of living from my heart.
I look forward to the unopened gifts, poised to continue to lean into the graceful invitations they offer; ever-hopeful that my life will unfurl and transform in infinite shimmering incandesence.
Big lovely Namaste tonight. I’m feeling it all!

About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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