Barely One You Wish to Harm
There are only so many people you can
Carry in your small boat before their
Weight sinks you.
A hundred you can carry whom you love.
But barely one you wish to harm.
Using the metaphor of a boat to stand in for one’s life or soul, Hafiz suggests first that there’s only so much that any individual can carry at any given time. That makes sense. It’s the nature of a boat to sink if you load it down with too much weight.
According to Hafiz, however, not all weight is created equal. We can carry 100 people whom we love, but barely one we wish to harm. The weight of those we wish to harm, and of the emotions that wish brings along with it, is 100 times greater than the weight of the emotions associated with someone we love.
Which brings us to Energetic Leaks.