Contemplation – Day 21

When a true lover of God goes into a tavern, the tavern becomes his chamber of prayer, but when a winebibber goes into the same chamber, it becomes his tavern. In everything we do, it is our hearts that make the difference, not our outer appearance. Sufis do not judge other people on how they look or who they are. When a Sufi stares at someone, he keeps both eyes closed, instead opens a third eye — the eye that sees the inner realm.

I am whole and perfect just as I am

Sufis or those seeking a deeper meaning to life know that seeing God within can only be done through walking the path of Loving. However, loving is a tricky customer because it requires us to let go of our attachments – our little treasures – in order to experience our connectedness to Loving which is God.

Today, I realized that I need to let go of being helpful because it comes from an insecure part of me that feels guilty and lacking all the time. When I am helpful from a place of fear, quilt, insecurity, etc. I am more in need than those I am trying to help. I want their approval so I can feel better about myself.

When I look at you, I would like to see you powerful and whole because this is what I want to know about myself. 

Read: DAY21,  40 Rules of Love, form Release to Embrace (click)