Thursday, December 29, 2011

Quote of the Day

Sometimes life just wants to make us hide. You may find it surprising that "divine depression" is one of the names of the Beloved, yet there are moments when honoring what seems like the "least" in us may be the most important thing to do. As my own Sufi guide Moineddin Jablonski once told me, "Sometimes your worst is good enough."

What feels small in us may resist the light of consciousness and want to remain hidden in the shadow. When we find the love of the One in our own love for this aspect of our self, the part of us that feels diminished can be integrated into the soul as the awareness of another divine potential reborn. And yet, to accomplish this, we have to overcome our tendency to shy away from looking into the unknown corners of our being.

. . . Looking in the dark corners means a journey into our depths. Where is the place that we find least lovable? It may prove to be the key to our greatest power and joy.

– Neil Douglas-Klotz
The Sufi Book of Life
pp. 58-69

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