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A Love Like That Lights up the Whole Sky

The Sun Never Says
Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.
– Hafiz, from The Gift
"A love like that lights up the whole sky" a beautiful poem by Hafiz and how the lessons can fit into your life. Click to read now, or pin for later.

I don’t remember the first time I heard this quote, but it has dazzled and amazed me for some time. The idea that nature, with out any obligation, takes care of itself is a delight. The altruism of this quote is striking and inspiring. I find it rare that anyone does something without asking (or silently expecting) for anything in return. Yet every day, nature works in harmony, without any thought of right or wrong, without any sense of debt or ownership. It happens because it is so.

If each of us can work within that same balance; giving freely, without expectation, how could we change this world? Would hunger and anger and hurt and hate and poverty be gone? I think so. If we just could forget our pre-assigned human roles, and reach for our Source a bit more, we too could Light up the Whole Sky.

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  • practicalspirit
    December 12, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Paula, Thanks for stopping by, I think you are the first person to add this button. I love Lucrecer’s art and am so happy to see it here! Have a great day.
    Staci

  • Paula
    December 13, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks Staci! I love her art as well and I like the idea of the group you’ve started 🙂
    Paula

  • Out of Place
    June 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I was fortunate to have the luxury of accidentally reaching your blog. Your writing is absolutely marvelous. And your description of nature’s relationship has truly dazzled me. Beautiful!

  • Meg
    October 3, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I’ve never heard that quote before, but I love it! I’m glad you shared.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

  • vicky3619
    September 2, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Thanks for this post 🙂 this quote is amazing !

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