We have not come to take prisoners

(It seems to be poetry season this month at little white feather. This tender poem by Sufi poet Hafiz I discovered this morning)We have not come here to take prisonersBut to surrender ever more deeplyto freedom and joy.We have not come into this exquisite worldto hold ourselves hostage from love. Run, my dear,from anything that may not strengthenyour precious budding wings,Run like hell, my dear,from anyone likely to put a sharp knifeinto the sacred, tender visionof your beautiful heart.We have a duty to befriendthose aspects of obediencethat stand outside of our houseand shout to our reason"oh please, oh pleasecome out and play."For we have not come here to take prisoners,or to confine our wondrous spirits,But to experience ever and ever more deeplyour divine courage, freedom,and Light!

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