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”
-RUMI

Brick by brick,
I took down the walls.
As the emotions explode
like tsunami of rage.

Storms of confusions persist,
As I lay dumbfounded
in the wreckage.

Closer to the truth
of my reality,
palpable have become
my vulnerabilities.

Suppressed soul wreaks havoc
in order to be known-
Transformed.

This is what it means to be human.

To embrace the pain,
to have the courage
to overcome the challenges
of adversity.

It has taught me to let things be.

And in this moment,
I honour the silence
that weathers the beauty
of this unfathomable storm.

My head is bursting
with the joy of the unknown.
My heart is expanding a thousand fold.
Every cell,
taking wings,
flies about the world.
All seek separately
the many faces of my love.

Rumi

Contain your experience with the divine so that it does not escape you but rather shapes you. Be silent. Silence will help you avoid engaging in the games of competition and illusion that regularly seduce us in the outside world. Silence also helps you avoid distraction. It helps focus the busy mind—-the mind that always has to be doing something, thinking something, the mind that always has to be otherwise engaged lest it become introspective and allow the soul’s voice to override its own. The silence I am describing is a silence that you use to contain the grace you receive when you enter the Castle of your soul. This quality of silence allows you to engage in discernment. You carry this silence within you, even when you are with others. It allows you to hold your center amid the chaos of your life; it keeps you clear so that you do not do or say things you will regret or make decisions out of fear.

Caroline Myss (via transcendingthemaze)

Nafs (The Self) - Hamza Yusuf

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

Rumi (via ashramof1)

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naasirheydari:

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…

2 weeks ago - 45

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: ramdass.org, via crimson-twinkie)

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2 weeks ago - 12

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