Image from Babar’s Yoga for Elephants by Laurent de Brunhoff
Moon image credit

By Hafiz (translated by Daniel Ladinsky)

Admit something:
Everyone you see, you say to them,
“Love me.”
Of course you do not do this out loud;
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

What every other eye in this world
Is dying to

In the preceding poem Hafiz captures one of the most basic human desires, the desire to be loved, to connect and to be accepted with open arms into the community of humankind. He goes one step further by daring us to act in kind– to extend our hands, hearts and words to others. To say the words that they are dying to hear.
So let’s say them:
We are ever inspired by and grateful for the amazing group of yogis and yoginis that we’ve had the opportunity to practice with at Yoga Life. You aren’t the Yoga Life community, you are Yoga Life. And we love you for that.