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Tripping Over Joy

“My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within.” – Peace Pilgrim

Tripping Over Joy

“What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?

The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God

And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move

That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”

Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.”

― Hafez, I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy

May you trip over joy and keep tripping to awaken to a steady state of gratitude that does not rely on circumstances, other people’s approval or permission, perfection that prevents action or someday thinking. “Someday thinking” steals our “this day” joy.

Surrender to this day and open all of its gifts.

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