Kindness is a Way of Life

March 23, 2015

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“More than anything else, kindness is a way of life. It is a way of living and walking through life. It is a way of dealing with all that is–our selves, our bodies, our dreams and goals, our neighbors, our competitors, our enemies, our air, our earth, our animals, our space, our time, and our very consciousness. Do we treat all creation with kindness? Isn’t all creation holy and divine?”

– Jean Maalouf, from The Healing Power of Kindness

Ya Haqq!


Questions for the Devil

March 17, 2015

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Questions for the Devil

Q: Devil, where are you located?
A:  In doubting eyes, in a sharp tongue, in a gossiping mouth, in inquisitive ears, in idle hands, in restless feet, in a vicious body, in a crooked mind, in a bitter heart, and in a darkened soul.
Q: Devil, how do you express yourself?
A:  In winking eyes, in sneering smiles, in cutting words and in false tears.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Ya Haqq!


Lessons in Love: Essays and Spiritual Exercises for Modern Life

February 25, 2015

Lessons.in Love.coverSalaam and Greetings of Peace:

Here is my latest Ebook, Lessons in Love: Essays and Spiritual Exercises for Modern Life :)  The book is a collection of writings from the Darvish blog, and I hope it will be of some small benefit to those who read it.

To Order a Copy from Amazon for $2.99, click HERE.

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Ya Haqq!

PS:  To read a review of the book, click HERE.

 


Poetry Monday – Moses and Khidr by Barbara Flaherty

February 9, 2015

Sometimes you have to turn around,
retrace your steps to the place
where the two seas meet.
One is fresh, the other salty.
One is the lawgiver, the other
swims in deeper waters.
How do you find this place
where the dead come to life,
where the ocean is an archway
for the traveler? The signs
are everywhere around,
hunger, weariness, remembering
what it is you seek. Go back
to the place where the two seas meet,
where the dead came to life.
Sometimes you have to turn around.

– Barbara Flaherty


“Grief can be the garden of compassion.”

January 25, 2015

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”

 Rumi

Ya Haqq!


“God alone suffices.”

January 18, 2015

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Let nothing trouble you,
let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing;
God never changes. Patience obtains all things.
He who possesses God lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.”

St. Teresa of Avila


“The past is an interpretation. The future is an illusion…”

January 10, 2015

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“The past is an interpretation. The future is an illusion. The world does not move through time as if it were a straight line, proceeding from the past to the future. Instead time moves through and within us, in endless spirals. Eternity does not mean infinite time, but simply timelessness. If you want to experience eternal illumination, put the past and the future out of your mind and remain within the present moment.”

– Shams Tabrizi

Ya Haqq!


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