To be a Slave of Intensity
Jump into experience while you are alive!
Think…and think…while you are alive.
What you call ‘salvation’ belongs to the time before death.
If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive,
do you think
ghosts will do it after?
The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic
Just because the body is rotten –
that is all fantasy.
What is found now is found then.
If you find nothing now,
you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death.
If you make love with the divine now, in the next life you will have the face of satisfied desire.
So plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is,
Believe in the Great Sound!
Kabir says this: When the guest is being searched for, it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work.
Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.
(trans. Robert Bly)
written by Kabir
One of the reasons why we have decided to come to earth is to experience being alive and all the emotions that we can feel as a result of that aliveness. Don’t tell yourself that you will be happy when you receive something or get somewhere. Be happy right now, fully allow yourself to be in the present moment, soak in all of the beauty and let the universe guide you along to your intended destiny. Most importantly, have fun and say “yes” to all possibilities, opportunities, for enjoying life that come your way, kinda like the movie “Yes Man.” 😉