Awakening the Soul

Friday, January 05, 2007

You struggle to see the light within the darkness
The ray of hope glistening the stream
You isolate yourself in a ritual prayer
Hoping to seek a revelation to reassure your belief
And then you wait an agitated silence
Convincing the self you have reached the point of ascension
But deep within the layers of pride and self glorification
You try to block off reality
That you are ten steps back from where you started.
tempest

3 Comments:

  • At 2:46 pm, Anonymous irving said…

    How true, dear Sister. Our nafs are tricksters, and they continually tell us we are far ahead of where we really are.
    Inshallah, on the path of love and humility, even if we stand still, we move forward, with God's help.

    Ya Haqq!

     
  • At 9:51 am, Blogger Mardhiya said…

    I see glimpses of the precious sayings of Imam Ali (as) cited in Nahjul Balagah in your poem. Any inspiration relating to them?

    Regards,

     
  • At 9:31 pm, Blogger Tempest said…

    I havent read Nahjul Balagh for quite sometime so if you know any of the khutbahs which refer to this i would like to know, thank you.
    I sometimes feel like this from time to time and its not a nice feeling.
    Take care and God bless you all!

     

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