In this work by the Persian poet, Hafiz, we see depicted the spiritual butt-kicking aspect of God. This piece beautifully represents the way in which the Divine spirit within us provokes, urges, nags and compels us to pursue our deepest and most authentic truth. In bold, assertive images, the Divine tears from our grasp all those things that stand in the way of us being and living as our most magnificent, gifted, amazing self. And….we have all felt the power of this energy: When we feel inspired to accomplish a task and will not be stopped until it is complete, when we experience the anxiety within when faced with perceived obstacles to our creative expression, when we feel the fire within building when we feel as if we will explode if we do not act on or speak our truth. This is the spiritual butt-kicking aspect of the Divine compelling us out of our complacency and into the world of our most authentic truth. Unfortunately, as Hafiz also reminds, most of us turn and run the other way when we see this face of God approaching.