Wasn't Jesus the original hippie? With his sandals, dress and kind, compassionate, tender, joyful nature? What a loaded word that is! I am oftentimes called a hippie – in some ways, I am, some not. I am an Older Mom with Young Kids and Older Kids, Four in All – Remarried, Striving to make a Step Family with Love and God's help.
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
–The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master,
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
The above is on the first page of the new book by Betsy Chasse Tipping Sacred Cows. The other day via a random Facebook post, I saw this book and knew that I had to order it.
It came in the mail yesterday on a day that I was thinking a lot about the nature of sadness. I opened up the first page and read the above quote. I can’t wait to read the rest of it.
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