A Cushion For Your Head

“Just sit there right nowDon’t do a thingJust rest. For your separation from God,From love, Is the hardest workIn thisWorld Let me bring you trays of foodAnd somethingThat you like toDrink. You can use my soft wordsAs a cushionFor yourHead.” This poem is by the 14th century Persian sufi mystic, Xāja Shams-ud-Dīn Moḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī,Continue reading “A Cushion For Your Head”

Never and Always

“I’ll never get this blog post written”. I actually just thought this whilst staring at my blank screen. Yet here I am typing and, if you’re reading this, I was clearly wrong. But this is typical of the kinds of thoughts that whizz around in our minds, often without us being consciously aware of them.Continue reading “Never and Always”