Tagged with Sufism

The Pearl

The Pearl


* * Then a man came forward. He was a man with a long beard; his long brown hair was swayed by the wind. To Nasheva, the man asked, “O beloved Lady Nasheva, please speak to us of the essence of life.” Nasheva nodded and gave him a blessing from the distance. She did not … Continue reading

Spiritual Reunion

Spiritual Reunion


* * Nasheva heard Mawlana Jalaluddin’s final words reverberating in the horizon of her heart: “I have revealed to you the secrets of my heart, I have given to you the whispers of my soul, What was whispered by my soul in tears shall be spoken by eternity in joy Like the earth trusts the … Continue reading

Toward Eternity

Toward Eternity


* * It takes only one inhale to take love. It takes only one exhale to give love. One who understands this walks toward eternity. * Inhale and exhale love. That’s how one walks towards eternity. That’s also how one dives into a lover’s heart. * Dive into their heart. Dive deeper until you reach the … Continue reading

Not the End

Not the End


* * Birth is not the beginning, death is not the end. They are merely stairways to eternity. * Birth is the ladder to this world, death is the ladder to that other world. * Now that you’re climbing the ladder to this world, hold tight onto it. Throw your gaze upon life, and then … Continue reading

Colors

Colors


* * Is purple beautiful? She said so; he disagreed with her. Is yellow beautiful? He said so; she disagreed with him. * Then they walked along the road, Up the hill, passed by the streams, still feeling discontent with each other. Near the waterfalls, they saw a rainbow. “How beautiful!” both said. They glanced at … Continue reading

Break the Shell

Break the Shell


* * You’re looking for light in the sun, when it is actually in your heart. * Miles to cover, days to spend. Look no further. Your heart is the shell, Love is the pearl. Break the shell, so the pearl shines. If the shell doesn’t break, how can the pearl shine? * If the … Continue reading

Everlasting Beauty

Everlasting Beauty


* * Hadeel told Nasheva that Rabe’a Al Adawiya was a Sufi from Bashra, Iraq, who was once made a slave and had to do hard labor. One night her master saw Rabe’a was praying. He was astonished when seeing a lantern suspended without any chain above her head. The light coming from the lantern … Continue reading

A Lover’s Heart

A Lover’s Heart


* * The only reason why rainbow is so beautiful is because it is the heart of the sky. A lover’s heart is a million rainbows. * A lover’s heart is a sweet incense with divine fragrance, for it has burned with love. With love only it has burned. * Now look up. See the … Continue reading

Dreams

Dreams


* * Nasheva spoke of dreams: O young hearts of Egypt, Your dreams are not the lines written by your memory, but they are tomorrow’s answers to your today’s questions. Your life is dull when you have no dreams to pursue, and your life is dull when there’s no love to share. Only dreams and … Continue reading