Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman,
Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain,
river, each has a secret way of
being with the mystery,
unique and not to be judged.
Load the ship and set out.
No one knows for certain whether the
vessel will sink or reach the harbor.
Cautious people say,
“I’ll do nothing until I can be sure”.
Merchants know better.
If you do nothing, you lose.
Don’t be one of those merchants
who wont risk the ocean.
When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers
within yourself that you have built against it.
Everyone is so afraid of death,
but the real sufis just laugh:
nothing tyrannizes their hearts.
What strikes the oyster shell
does not damage the pearl.
Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.
Whatever posessions and objects of its desires
the lower self may obtain,
it hangs on to them,
refusing to let them go out of greed for more,
or out of fear of poverty and need.
If in thirst you drink water from a cup,
you see God in it.
Those who are not in love with God
will see only their own faces in it.