Welcome to a brief discussion on the power of words! I will start by saying that my ultimate goal is that my poems inspire, reach, touch others on a soul level. Perhaps that is because I am drawn to giving of my heart which feels such thankfulness and also the desire to awaken in others the truth of their beauty and power. The Hafiz quote below states that yearning quite beautifully and also summarizes my past month, which has been challenging. Nevertheless, I give you two poems below to ponder. From me to you!
We are given love to share
express,build and grow
We are given joy
to multiply, taste and impart
We are given the power
to heal, create and forgive
We are given life to live
may we use it well
Make of my intent what you will
take my desire to it's ultimate fulfillment
make manifest my dreams
and may their expression
be our delight
Let me just say I love Rumi and Hafiz. Their poetry reminds me of a whispered blessing over someone asleep, done by someone standing over them. It never fails to cause my breath to catch, my heart to stir. My innermost being recognizes the wisdom contained within the words, I feel lifted out of my narrow shell and my true Self is revealed. What a glorious, expansive feeling!
This is what I love about poetry and words in general. I love the moment when the words you read soak in and change you in some way, with either a new realization or absolute confirmation. Your thoughts and feelings, and yes, beliefs, are ultimately affected. Words are powerful agents of change, and this is awesome!
So as you read, stop for a minute and observe how what you are reading is affecting you. You might be in for a surprise.
I have included below a beautiful quote by Hafiz that I love. Enjoy!