Silent Sufi Melodies

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you,
but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art”

Nafs (The Self) - Hamza Yusuf

Enter the ruins of your heart, and learn the meaning of humility.

Rumi (via ashramof1)


Beloved, I know how deep this pain runs. I know why you drown yourself in every type of drug men have known. But my sweet, sweet friend, you need to see what is happening. You need to feel this to your core. If you don’t, decades of your life will pass by and you won’t…

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Intensity of effort along the path need not mean years upon years of discipline, though mans programming in such a way - that it often may take lifetimes of inner work. It is simply being absorbed in the moment in such a way - that the past disappears from your vision, the future has crumbled to dust, and what is left is just pure unwavering attention in action. Direct, immediate, exploding with creativity, when this moment becomes both your first and your last moment - you are on the edge of no return.

Amir Mourad

(Source: ashramof1)

If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.

Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)

(via unconditionedconsciousness)

When somebody provokes your anger, the only reason you get angry is because you’re holding on to how you think something is supposed to be. You’re denying how it is. Then you see it’s the expectations of your own mind that are creating your own hell. When you get frustrated because something isn’t the way you thought it would be, examine the way you thought, not just the thing that frustrates you. You’ll see that a lot of your emotional suffering is created by your models of how you think the universe should be and your inability to allow it to be as it is.

Ram Dass (via thebigelectron)

(Source:, via crimson-twinkie)

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We perpetually recreate unfinished inner situations from the past where pain sits at the core precisely because we’re not finished with that pain. Each day we either successfully repress the pain all over again, or we succeed in feeling it and moving forward. Pain that is not allowed to be felt follows us like a shadow of suffering.

Andy Bernay-Roman

If your perspective is created by your Mind, it will be based on Data. If your perspective is created by your Soul, it will be based on Awareness. If your perspective is created by your Mind and your Soul, working co-jointly, it will create Wisdom.

Neale Donald Walsch 


Much sadness and sorrow I feel.
When it’s the ‘i’ that stands

You and me.

All I want is You
Even if the cuts are deep
Even if my head is brought down
to its knees

Every step I take towards You
kills a part of me
I hold on to

I’m dying to be with You
And Your name is my only cure

In Your name I speak
With my mind
Heart and soul

Your name heals
Your name
is my only cure

It is my heart strings that pull through
my veins, a melody which plays
out through my fingertips.

There exists a rhythm
between darkness and light,
A descent into melancholy
can give rise to peaks
of ecstasy.

At your fingertips lie the keys
to unlocking this tune,
within every heartbeat

Let it resonate to the core
and dance, my friend,
Dance in the pain
Dance in joy.

All that is …

Exists in the name of Love.


Miniature of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi by Turkish artist, Gulhis Diptas. 


Miniature of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi by Turkish artist, Gulhis Diptas

(Source: roxygen, via i-love-the-way-they-love)