But similar suns you still can visualize;
The soul’s sun, though, is from a loftier sphere,
You’ll not find any similar suns down here.”
The true light can only shine from within our soul and to reach it, we need this silence. Silence and seclusion, 2 pillars of the 4 pillars of spiritual transformation according to Ibn Arabi:
- Silence - of the tongue and the heart
- Seclusion - of the bodies and the souls
- Hunger - Fasting of the body and training of the heart
- Vigilance - awakening of the heart from its heedlessness and awareness to keep the passion and motivation alive.
This is the first time I am embarking on a journey with no specific goal or destination… Nothing is planned or laid out… It’s not neat and tidy, on the contrary, it is chaotic and random… and, isn’t this the nature of our life? of our journey? of our quest?
I need to learn to take it one step at a time… let the road reveal itself as I go along… let each step dictate the next… Trust that I will find some answers or maybe more questions… Let me focus on the Heart… on that “Sun” within me and let me keep praying for God to guide the way so that I remain on the Right Path… on the Straight Path leading to Him and Him alone… To the Truth الحق!