Category Archives: Reflections

Burden

It is beyond my fragile soul

To carry the burdens of this world.

Too much pain hides in the confines of my heart,

An ache that has no reason

But still exists.

 

I keep coming back

To the realisation

That I have no one

Except God.

 

How beautiful is it

To know, with all your heart

That you have God

And anyone who has God

Is in no need of anyone else.

 

But still, I find myself lost

Somewhere between you

And nowhere.

 

I live and die countlessly,

In many moments.

I breathe,

Yet each breath I take

Brings more agony with it.

 

How beautiful is this agony,

That only knows how to give

And has not yet learnt

How to take.

 

Look

Beyond reason,

Beyond pain,

Beyond emotion,

And you will find me.

 

Do not ask me who I am,

I will have no answer for you.

For it is a mystery,

I have yet to solve.

 

Let Your Emotions Guide You

Emotions are fickle little things. They flitter everywhere and nowhere at the same time. These emotions are majestic beings, things beyond our imagination, things we cannot control.

We burst out crying or burst into laughter. We burst many times in the day, our faces contorting in joy or sadness. Either way, we are bursting due to these imposing beings called emotions that are way way way beyond our control.

Burst into joy

Or in sadness

But always remember

The bursting.

Emotions are pure little things. They are an expression of our state. They enter our heart and leave just as quickly. They are temporary, just as we are. They journey through us, creating their own paths.

We must remember to feel them. To let them pass through our veins and enter our hearts, even the most painful emotion. I say this because to feel is to be human and we must always remember to be human. The moment we stop ourselves from feeling, the moment we start to feel numb, is a moment of great power that can lead us towards destruction.

Emotions come in many forms and as the Thirteenth-Century Persian Poet Rumi says, quite famously, in his poem ‘The Guest House’:

“This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight. 

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.”

Once you begin to see each emotion as a guide towards something much greater than yourselves is the moment of great truth and clarity. Sometimes it is difficult to view the emotions that cause us a great deal of anguish as something positive but once you place your entire trust and faith in God, it comes easy, even naturally. You begin to welcome every emotion as if each one brings a new message, a signal from beyond.

let your emotions

guide you towards

the unknown.

you do not yet know the joy

in not knowing.

 

Lose Yourself in Your Soul

We are so much more than we can imagine yet our small minds do not let us reach the heights that seem like they are out of our reach. We are the product of our surroundings, only believing what is exposed to us and refusing to see what is hidden, beyond the surface of vision.

If we believed in ourselves and others, we could be anything, do anything. The possibilities are endless. Yet we limit ourselves, drawing ourselves back from the endless realm of possibilities. We hold back, never giving, always taking. Completely distant from our souls.

Let us find our soul amongst the depths of the ocean. Let us find each other in imperfection, beyond the land of perfections. In the land of imperfection there is great beauty, none of which we acknowledge because we are so obsessed with this land of perfection.

Everybody is running after this thing they call ‘perfection’ but who is the one to decide what perfection is? It is just another cause of destruction amongst the people of this world. We think we are in constant competition with other people, trying to become all the things we are not.

Let us move away from this destruction. Let us just be.

Let us be human. Yes, sometimes we will do things and then regret them straight after. We will fight against ourselves, waging war with everyone around us. We will make mistakes but it is those same mistakes that open us up to great heights.

If we did not make mistakes, we would not know good from bad. If we did not feel sadness, we would never know happiness. We know things from their opposites. We know of good only because there is bad in this world.

Let us find the good even in what seems bad.

Let us embrace humanity. Humanity is made up of many souls and the soul is at the centre; the thing that has a direct connection to God. The soul is covered by a cloak: the body. All souls are pure therefore when you look at someone, don’t see them for their outward being but rather see their inward state; their soul.

Instead of flirting with the world, become so lost in your soul that all that comes from you is good, even the mistakes you make.

We must try to be good in a world where there is so much evil.

We must find love in a world filled with hatred.

All around us, there is chaos and it is slowly seeping into our hearts. We must see the poison for what it is and stay well away from it.

It takes great strength to choose good instead of evil, especially since everyone seems to be drawn to the dark side. But here, amongst the good, there is light. We may be attracted to the darkness but light always prevails over darkness eventually.

May we all find the strength to see good from evil, light from darkness, love from hatred.