There are people who walk this planet with so much grace, ease, love, and gratitude. Kissing the earth with their feet, and pouring so much love into all that they say and do. And in my humble opinion, the great Hafiz of Persia was one of those people. His words are music to your ears, filling your mind and heart with so much beauty, grace, and divine power. Transforming your life, and changing the way you look at yourself and the world around you.
I am in love with his work, and because there are so many valuable lessons we can all learn from this amazing man, I decided to collect some of his most inspiring quotes and compiled as:
35 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Hafiz of Persia
1. Run from anything that may not strengthen your core.
“Run my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings. Run like hell my dear, from anyone likely to put a sharp knife into the sacred, tender vision of your beautiful heart.”
2. You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
“For I have learned that every heart will get What it prays for Most.” ~ Hafiz
3. Just for one day, talk about that which disturbs no one.
“For a day, just for one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into your beautiful eyes.” ~ Hafiz
4. Put your worries aside.
“Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, Why not find a better job.”
5. Free yourself from fear.
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” ~ Hafiz
6. Try looking upon yourself more as God does.
“Remember for just one minute of the day, it would be best to try looking upon yourself more as God does, for She knows your true royal nature.”
7. Don’t look back.
“What do sad people have in common? It seems they have all built a shrine to the past and often go there and do a strange wail and worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being so religious like that.” ~ Hafiz
8. You are exactly where you need to be.
“This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.” ~ Hafiz
9. All that you do is sacred.
“Every desire of your body is Holy. Dear one, why wait until you are dying to discover that divine Truth?” ~ Hafiz
“Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred.”
10. Your words give life to your life.
“What we speak becomes the house we live in.” ~ Hafiz
11. Happiness is your birth right.
“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” ~ Hafiz
12. Be patient.
“If, like the prophet Noah, you have patience in the distress of the flood, Calamity turns aside, and the desire of a thousand years comes forth.” ~ Hafiz
“In time of trouble avert not thy face from hope, for the soft marrow abideth in the hard bone.”
13. Do not surrender your grief so quickly.
Do not surrender your grief so quickly. Let it cut more deeply. Let it ferment and season you as few human or divine ingredients can something is missing in my heart tonight that has made my eyes so soft and my voice so tender and my need of God so absolutely clear.” ~ Hafix
14. Start seeing everything as God.
“Start seeing everything as God, but keep it a secret.” ~ Hafiz
“Everyone Is God speaking. Why not be polite and Listen to Him?”
15. Say ‘YES’ to Life.
“I rarely let the word NO escape from my mouth, because it is so plain to my soul that God has shouted, Yes! Yes! Yes! To every luminous movement in existence.” ~ Hafiz
16. Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.
“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~ Hafiz
17. Beware of the tiny gods frightened men create to bring anesthetic relief to their sad days.
“Dear Ones, Beware of the tiny gods frightened men Create to bring anesthetic relief to their sad days.”
18. You are a Light onto this world.
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in the darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.”
19. You yourself are your own obstacle.
“You yourself are your own obstacle, rise above yourself.” ~Hafiz
20. We are People who need to love.
“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?”
“We are People who need to love, because Love is the soul’s life, Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.”
21. Love sometimes wants to hold you upside down and shake all the nonsense out.
“Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly and wants to rip to shreds all your erroneous notions of the truth that make you fight within yourself, dear one, and with others, causing the world to weep on too many fine days… The Beloved sometimes wants to do us a great favor: Hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.” ~ Hafiz
22. Nothing in existence is more powerful than destiny.
“It is written on the gate of heaven: Nothing in existence is more powerful than destiny. And destiny brought you here, to this page, which is part of your ticket-as all things are-to return to God.”
23. If you Pray Somewhere in this world – Something good will happen.
“I should not make any promises right now, But I know if you Pray Somewhere in this world – Something good will happen.” ~ Hafiz
24. Forgiveness is your treasure.
“Forgiveness is part of the treasure you need to craft your falcon wings and return to your true realm of Divine freedom.” ~Hafiz
25. God is Love.
“I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. The Truth has shared so much of Itself with me that I can no longer call myself a man, a woman, an angel, or even a pure Soul. Love has befriended me so completely it has turned to ash and freed me of every concept and image my mind has ever known.” ~ Hafiz
“I am in love with every church and mosque and temple and any kind of shrine because I know it is there that people say the different names of the One God.”
26. Love is Life.
“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 up the whole sky.” ~ Hafiz
“I once asked a bird, how is it that you fly in this gravity of darkness? She responded, ‘love lifts me.’
27. Your Soul is not of this world.
“Listen; this world is the lunatic’s sphere , Don’t always agree it’s real, even with my feet upon it and the postman knowing my door my address is somewhere else.” ~ Hafiz
28. Laughter is the purest sound.
“Laugh because that is the purest sound.” ~ Hafiz
29. Your love should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger.
“Your love should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger, only to someone who has the valor and daring to cut pieces of their soul off with a knife then weave them into a blanket to protect you.” ~ Hafiz
30. Truth is beyond words.
“I have a thousand brilliant lies for the question: How are you? I have a thousand brilliant lies for the question: What is God? If you think that the Truth can be known from words, If you think that the Sun and the Ocean can pass through that tiny opening called the mouth, o someone should start laughing! Someone should start wildly Laughing Now!” ~ Hafiz
31. A day of silence can be a pilgrimage in itself.
“A day of silence can be a pilgrimage in itself.” ~ Hafiz
32. There is just One difference between you and a Saint.
“What is the difference between your experience of existence And that of a saint? The saint knows that the spiritual path is a sublime chess game with God and that the Beloved has just made such a Fantastic Move that the saint is now continually tripping over Joy and bursting out in Laughter and saying, “I Surrender!” Whereas, my dear, I am afraid you still think you have a thousand serious moves.”
33. Learn to recognize those short-lived pleasures that bring you down.
“Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins that may buy you just a moment of pleasure, But then drag you for days like a broken man behind a farting camel.”
34. Be content with what you have received.
“Be content with what thou hast received, and smooth thy frowning forehead, for the door of choice is not open either to thee or me.”
35. Let it all go.
“I know you have a hundred complex cases against God in court, but never mind, let’s just get out of this mess.”