What The Sun Never Says

There's something to be said for giving of yourself without asking anything in return. Not only not asking, but not expecting.

Examine your thoughts and actions and see just how often those insidious "expectations" are hiding in the shadows of your mind. If we truly are the creators of our reality—and we are—then it's in our own best interests to remember that what we give we give freely, without expectation of return.

Think of the relationship of the Sun and the Earth as highlighted in the poem below—it's one of the most powerful lessons available about loving and giving.

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe Me."

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.

~ Hafiz

From "The Gift", Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master, Translated By Daniel Ladinsky

With thanks and appreciation to Poet Seers.

What Poet Seers Says About Hafiz
Hafiz is one of the world’s most beloved poets, he is affectionately known as the “Tongue of the Invisible” and the great Poet-Seer Ralph Waldo Emerson himself remarked that “Hafiz is a poet for poets.”
Hafiz was born in the beautiful city of Shiraz in Persia (now Iran). As a young child he was called Shams–ud-din Mohammed. Hafiz proved to have a prodigious talent for literature. At an early age he successfully memorized the Qu’ran, and this is why he took the pen name of “Hafiz” – Hafiz means one who has memorized the entire Qu’ran by heart.

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