Daily Archives: May 7, 2013
Spring has sprung the last couple of days. I reminded myself about paying attention to the little things in life. About this time last year, I was discouraged and it was paying attention to small things, things I take for granted like brushing my teeth. I simply began to say, “Take a moment and do this.” It worked, as slowly I found myself seeing the extraordinary and underlying beauty of life. I turned in and found words which sounded like majestic melodies. Sufi poet Ezzeddin Nasafi wrote this poem about building bridges with love. I discovered this begins inside me and moves outwards, a flow and gift from me to the world.
Oh, my friend:
Love makes the world of creation a
and the ecstasy of ascension a will.
Look around yourself and see a universe
saturated by the fragrance of love.
If there was no loge and the endurance for
such longing, then who could
into majestic melodies?
If there was no breeze to gracefully
hair of the beloved, then how could
see the revealing face of the beloved?
Such longing is to gracefully return to the
Provider, in the state of perfection.
do not become a slave of worship, but
understand the meaning of worship;
understand the meaning of Divine, Allah,
and practice to be pious and peaceful;
become a true human being, as becoming a
true human being is the key to salvation.
Oh, my friend:
if you have chosen an inner path,
that we all are travelers, our moments are
passing and we are passing with them.
Your wealth will not remain forever
pain will not last, so do not become a
your wealth nor to your pain.
If you are a person of an inner path,
are a person of peace, so make peace with
yourself and your surroundings.