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With That Moon Language (by Hafiz)

Admit something:

Everyone you see, you say to them,
“Love me.”

Of course you do not do this out loud;
Otherwise,
Someone would call the cops.

Still though, think about this,
This great pull in us
To connect.

Why not become the one
Who lives with a full moon in each eye
That is always saying,

With that sweet moon
Language,

What every other eye in this world
Is dying to
Hear.


I don’t say it out loud, otherwise people would think I’m crazy.  And most of the time I’m not really aware or conscious of it myself.   But I think it’s true.  I think it is there deep within me.  That ache and hunger for love.  Maybe some of us say it more than others for a lot of different reasons.  But isn’t that what we all want?  To be loved and know that we are loved?  And maybe some of us doubt it more than others or perhaps feel that we’re unworthy of it?  But just knowing this helps me to understand myself and all the crazy, humorous and serious ways I’m unconsciously asking others to love and accept me.

And what if I lived in the awareness that everyone is saying this.  It might change how I look at people.  I actually might not be so afraid of people.  I would understand that everything they say or do is really just an expression of or a call for love.  And why not live my life saying what “every other person in this world is dying to hear,” whether with my words, actions or simply my presence, that you are loved, you are lovable, and you are lovely.  No matter how they might try to show me that they are not or as I might as well. This could make life and each day a wonderful adventure as I learn to simply show love.

“The greatest of these is love…”

“Love one another…”