Meeting and Parting with Love – Hafiz

An Old Musician

How
Should
Those who know of God
Meet and part?

The way
An old musician
Greets his beloved
Instrument

And will take special care,
As a great artist always does,
To enhance the final note
of each
Performance.

Source: Hafiz, in “The Gift”
Translations by Daniel Ladinsky

There is really no separation between us. That is clearest when we are living in love, connected to source, infused with ishq, and in awareness.

Still, things do have a beginning and an ending, and don’t last forever. There’s in impermanence to our every breath and every wave in the ocean, and it can’t be otherwise.

Accepting impermanence seems like it might be easier to make changes and go through changes with grace, style and integrity.

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