Sunday, December 1, 2013

Written On The Gate of Heaven

Written On The Gate of Heaven

It is written on the gate of heaven:

Nothing in existence is more powerful than destiny.

And destiny brought you here, to this moment,
which is a part of your ticket – as all things are –
to return to God.

           Welcome to the month of December! This month’s theme will be Hafiz on God/religion. This theme is woven throughout many of his poems. I chose this poem to open the month because it is nonspecific, but peaceful. You are here for a reason; this particular moment is infinite in its magnitude. Here’s a philosophical inquiry for you, if you could decorate the gates of heaven, what would they look like? If you have an answer, adorn your heart with its contents.

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