The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions.
There are some people you’ll never see again. At least, not in the same way.
You should know that the subtlety of the heart is due to the ductility with which it flows from state to state. Like the water, it acquires the color of the receptacle that contains it, or like the sky, it is shaded by the color of the mountains… This is why it is called heart, because of its capacity to fluctuate. It is also called heart because it is the center of the existence and the true meaning of all things. The heart is subtle and accepts the reflection of the things around it. Thus, the color of anything which draws near to this subtle reality which is the heart, takes its form in the same way that the forms are reflected in a mirror of clear waters. This is why it is called heart, because it is the light in the center of the well of ever-changing existence, like the light that Joseph found in the well (may God’s peace be over him!).
Najm ad-Din al-Kubra, Translated by Luce Lopez-Baralt
to kiss every inch of you,
light a fire
deep inside your ribs
where your soul sleeps;
to be -
what awakens your spirit,
what sets your mind free.
"What is destined will reach you, even if it be underneath two mountains. What is not destined, will not reach you, even if it be between your two lips!"
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