Prayer for Friday

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.”
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Joy! Joy! I triumph! Now no more I know
Myself as simply me. I burn with love
Unto myself, and bury me in love.
The centre is within me and its wonder
Lies as a circle everywhere about me.
Joy! Joy! No mortal thought can fathom me.
I am the merchant and the pearl at once.
Lo, Time and Space lie crouching at my feet.
Joy! Joy! When I would reveal in a rapture.
I plunge into myself and all things know.

(Attar, translated by Margaret Smith, From: The Persian mystics)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“Every atom of my being is resonating with joy and happiness now.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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