Without laughter, life would be unbearable, huh! It's the grease in the joints of the vehicle that carries us through it all -- the good, the bad, and the ugly! Joy Riley posts this wonderful image and Hafiz each year and I know I have also shared it in past years, but it's always worth an encore, for the profound Teaching it offers us:
What is laughter? What is laughter?
It is God waking up! O it is God waking up!
It is the sun poking its sweet head out
From behind a cloud
You have been carrying too long,
Veiling your eyes and heart.
It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure
That is your Real body - called Truth.
It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight
To embrace everyone and everything in this world.
Laughter is the polestar
Held in the sky by our Beloved,
Who eternally says,
"Yes, dear ones, come this way,
Come this way towards Me and Love!
Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs
And with your movements - your magic movements
Of hands and feet and glands and cells - Dancing!
Know that to God's Eye,
All movement is a Wondrous Language,
And Music - such exquisite, wild Music!"
O what is laughter, Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?
It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!
~ Hafiz ~
(I Heard God Laughing - Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky) www.panhala.net/Archive/
Oh, and on another
, I posted the blog "TODAY" on November 1. Follow-up on it: It seems I could NOT do it (lighten up by 10 pounds). I entered December @147 lbs., the same numbers I carried into November. Sooooooo, I've gotta' remember...
and truly if I...
...the rest will follow.