Tag Archives: Hafiz

Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Contemplation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, December 16-Friday, December 21, 2018 The effectiveness of action depends on the source from which it springs. If it is coming out of the false self with its shadow side, it is severely limited. If it is coming out of a person who is immersed in God, it is extremely… Continue Reading Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

The Breath of God

Islam The Breath of God Thursday, September 27, 2018 In my soul there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church where I kneel. Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist. Is there not a region of love where the sovereignty is illumined nothing, where ecstasy gets poured… Continue Reading The Breath of God

Primordial Light

Islam Primordial Light Wednesday, September 26, 2018 What is this precious love and laughter Budding in our hearts? It is the glorious sound Of a soul waking up! —Hafiz (c. 1320–1389) [1] Sufism is the mystical arm of Islam. Mainline Islam, like most organized religions, largely emphasizes practical expressions and behaviors, whereas Sufism developed and… Continue Reading Primordial Light

Usury: The Root of Evil

Economy: Week 1 Usury: The Root of Evil Thursday, June 28, 2018 Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky. —Hafiz, paraphrased by Daniel Ladinsky [1] The economy of exploitative profit has no place in… Continue Reading Usury: The Root of Evil

Reuniting Our Separated Selves

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Reuniting Our Separated Selves Tuesday, April 17, 2018 The body is a sacrament . . . a visible sign of invisible grace. . . . All our inner life and intimacy of soul longs to find an outer mirror. It longs for a form in which it can be seen,… Continue Reading Reuniting Our Separated Selves

Losing Myself to Find Myself

True Self/False Self: Week 1 Losing Myself to Find Myself Tuesday, August 2, 2016 As much as I emphasize the importance of non-dual consciousness, you may be confused or concerned that I use the terms True Self and false self. But remember that wisdom teachers such as Jesus often use seemingly dualistic statements to first… Continue Reading Losing Myself to Find Myself

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Summary

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, July 12-Saturday, July 18, 2015 A mystic is one who has moved from mere belief systems or belonging systems to actual inner experience. (Sunday) “We awaken in Christ’s body, / as Christ awakens our bodies.” –Symeon the New Theologian (Monday) “This gift is from God and not… Continue Reading Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Summary

You Are What You Seek

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 You Are What You Seek Sunday, July 12, 2015 Over the next several weeks, I will introduce you to a number of mystics who are important in my lineage of spiritual wisdom. We’ll explore these non-dual thinkers from various traditions and religions in somewhat chronological order, beginning where I… Continue Reading You Are What You Seek

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