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Tripping Over Joy…

November 1, 2018
Porto, Portugal

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.”
― Hafiz, Tripping Over Joy

Oh how I believed in the importance
of a thousand serious moves
Instead of tripping over joy
I tripped over my ambition

I held up my sword
the white flag of surrender buried deep
Stayed in control
rather than soften to vulnerability

Until I longed to play
a different game
One where everyone won
and laughter was the reward

I held up my white flag
and cried I Surrender!
Tripping over joy
on a fantastic move back to myself

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