It happens all the time in Heaven

http://www.flickr.com/photos/makenag/4510301060/It happens all the time in heaven

It happens all the time in heaven,
And some day
It will begin to happen
Again on earth –
That men and women who are married,
And men and men who are
Lovers,
And women and women
Who give each other
Light,
Often will get down on their knees
And while so tenderly
Holding their lover’s hand,
With tears in their eyes,
Will sincerely speak, saying,
“My dear,
How can I be more loving to you;
How can I be more
Kind?”

— Hafiz

Who’s to say we aren’t already living in heaven? Who’s to say that couples couldn’t create their own heaven when they each bring their humility and interest in alignment with their lover’s needs and desires? Maybe heaven isn’t so remote?

Each lover openly asking and then listening to the other can bring miracles.

It’s not such that the most intent listener becomes a doormat. It’s not that anyone compromises. It’s not about any cold calculus of comparison, scorekeeping, trading this for that, or deal making.

It’s about each holding reverence for the other, and listening for and looking for clues to these two simple questions – How can I be more loving? How can I be more kind?

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