Month: October 2022

How to Balance your Solar Plexus Chakra – Ultimate Guide!

How to Balance your Solar Plexus Chakra – Ultimate Guide!

Today I will be guiding you through tips and techniques on how to balance your Solar Plexus Chakra. Our emotions reside physically in our bodies. On a subtle level, our bodies communicate with the energies around us and certain energetic impulses usually relate directly to…

How to Balance the Sacral Chakra – Ultimate Guide!

How to Balance the Sacral Chakra – Ultimate Guide!

Today I will be discussing how to balance the sacral chakra. Did you ever come across with somebody who radiates a sincere kind, warm and positive energy? The kind of person who embraces the world and with whom you immediately feel comfortable and at ease?…

My Eyes So Soft – A Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

My Eyes So Soft – A Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

Today I will be sharing the poem: “A Day of Silence” by poet Hafez, also known in poetry circles as Hafiz.

Hafez Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Shirazi was born in 1326 in the Persian city of Shiraz, Iran. A master of the poetic ghazal form and a fervent follower of the works of Rumi, Saadi and Nazmi, his collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature. Today, his influence lives on as the most popular poet in Iran.

Despite his profound effect on Persian life and culture and his enduring popularity and influence, few details of Hafez’s life are known. However many semi-miraculous mythical tales were woven around Hafez that still survive today. It is said that by listening to his father’s recitations Hafez had accomplished the task of learning the Qur’an by heart at an early age.  At the same time Hāfez is said to have known by heart the works of Rumi, Saadi, Farid ud-Din and Nizami.

According to one legend, before meeting his patron, Hajji Zayn al-Attar, Hafez had been working in a bakery, delivering bread to a wealthy quarter of the town. There he first saw Shakh-e Nabat, a woman of great beauty, to whom some of his poems are addressed. Ravished by her beauty, but knowing that his love for her would not be requited, he allegedly held his first mystic vigil in his desire to realize this union. During this he encountered a being of surpassing beauty who identified himself as an angel, and his further attempts at union became mystic; a pursuit of spiritual union with the divine. A Western parallel is that of Dante and Beatrice.

Furthermore at age 60 he is said to have completed a 40-day-and-night vigil by sitting in a circle which he had drawn for himself. The incredible mental and physical strength needed for such an exercise and at such an age is astounding.

Hafez was acclaimed throughout the Islamic world during his lifetime, with other Persian poets imitating his work, and offers of patronage from Baghdad to India. Today, he is the most popular poet in Iran. Libraries in many other nations other than Iran such as Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia contain his works.

Much later, the work of Hafez would leave a mark on such Western writers as Thoreau, Goethe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson—the latter referring to him as “a poet’s poet.” His work was first translated into English in 1771 by William Jones (a scholar of ancient-India).

Hafez died in 1390. His mausoleum is located in the Musalla Gardens of Shiraz.

*Bio taken from allpoetry.com*

I hope you find the following poem as uplifting and soul enriching as I do.

 

 

My Eyes So Soft – A Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

 

Don’t
Surrender
Your loneliness so quickly.
Let it cut more
Deep.

Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.

Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice so
Tender,

My need of God
Absolutely
Clear.

 

 

 

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14 Wonderful Quotes – W/C 10th October 2022

14 Wonderful Quotes – W/C 10th October 2022

The right quote at the right time can transform your life. Not all quotes are powerful, but every once in a while, you come across a quote that stands out from the rest. These powerful quotes inspire you to take a step back and to…

The Magic of Gratitude – Spiritual Short

The Magic of Gratitude – Spiritual Short

The Magic of Gratitude – Spiritual Short   Within everyday there is something to grateful for. By cultivating gratitude, we have the power to make every moment beautiful, as it is. Even those days when things go horribly wrong. Even when things take an unexpected…

A Tear And A Smile – A Soul Enriching Poem By Khalil Gibran

A Tear And A Smile – A Soul Enriching Poem By Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-born philosophical essayist, writer, novelist, poet, and visual artist.

Although he received no formal schooling during his youth in Lebanon, the priests visited him regularly and taught him about the Arabic language and the Bible. Gibran emigrated with his family to the U.S. as a pre-teen, where he began his literary career and studied art, writing in both Arabic and English.

He is best known for his book The Prophet (1923) — a collection of philosophical essays written in English poetic prose, exploring the meaning of life and the condition of man. The Prophet has also been translated into as many as 110 languages.

In the world of Arabic literature, Gibran was regarded as a rebel for not complying with “the old ways.” As an artist, he created hundreds of paintings and drawings. He is also the third-best-selling poet of all time, behind Laozi and Shakespeare.

From Khalil Gibran’s vast catalogue of  beautiful poems, today I share with you the poem “A Tear And A Smile“. I hope you find the following poem as uplifting and soul enriching as I do.

 

 

A Tear And A Smile – A Soul Enriching Poem By Khalil Gibran

 

I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart
For the joys of the multitude.
And I would not have the tears that sadness makes
To flow from my every part turn into laughter.I would that my life remain a tear and a smile.

A tear to purify my heart and give me understanding
Of life’s secrets and hidden things.
A smile to draw me nigh to the sons of my kind and
To be a symbol of my glorification of the gods.

A tear to unite me with those of broken heart;
A smile to be a sign of my joy in existence.

I would rather that I died in yearning and longing  than that I live weary and despairing.

I want the hunger for love and beauty to be in the
Depths of my spirit, for I have seen those who are
Satisfied the most wretched of people.
I have heard the sigh of those in yearning and longing, and it is sweeter than the sweetest melody.

With evening’s coming the flower folds her petals
And sleeps, embracing her longing.
At morning’s approach she opens her lips to meet
The sun’s kiss.

The life of a flower is longing and fulfilment.
A tear and a smile.

The waters of the sea become vapor and rise and come
Together and are a cloud.

And the cloud floats above the hills and valleys
Until it meets the gentle breeze, then falls weeping
To the fields and joins with brooks and rivers to return to the sea, its home.

The life of clouds is a parting and a meeting.
A tear and a smile.

And so does the spirit become separated from
The greater spirit to move in the world of matter
And pass as a cloud over the mountain of sorrow
And the plains of joy to meet the breeze of death
And return whence it came.

To the ocean of Love and Beauty—-to God.

 

 

 

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14 Wonderful Quotes – W/C 3rd October 2022

14 Wonderful Quotes – W/C 3rd October 2022

The right quote at the right time can transform your life. Not all quotes are powerful, but every once in a while, you come across a quote that stands out from the rest. These powerful quotes inspire you to take a step back and to…

A Day of Silence – A Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

A Day of Silence – A Soul Enriching Poem By Hafiz

Today I will be sharing the poem: “A Day of Silence” by poet Hafez, also known in poetry circles as Hafiz. Hafez Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Shirazi was born in 1326 in the Persian city of Shiraz, Iran. A master of the poetic ghazal form and a…

14 Wonderful Quotes – W/C 26th September 2022

14 Wonderful Quotes – W/C 26th September 2022

The right quote at the right time can transform your life. Not all quotes are powerful, but every once in a while, you come across a quote that stands out from the rest.

These powerful quotes inspire you to take a step back and to reflect your life. Some of them are so incredibly mind-bending that they make you question everything.

Other quotes will challenge you to live to your full potential and to make the most of your life. They all have in common that they make you think deeply about various aspects of life.

By reading thought-provoking quotes, you can gradually change your entire worldview. There are some quotes that encourage you to look at things from an entirely different perspective, not previously considered.

Other quotes will motivate you to get rid of the things in your life the drag you down. The following quotes can be quite thought-provoking, so reflect on the meaning of those quotes that you find interesting.

If you do carefully think about these statements, you’ll see that they can help you to shed off false beliefs so that you can see the bigger picture.

Don’t shy away from thinking about challenging your existing belief system. Instead, see if you can replace false assumptions with knowledge that is more truthful.

Here are this weeks 14 wonderful quotes.

 

 

14 Wonderful Quotes – W/C 26th September 2022

 

“I know that for thousands of lifetimes, you and I have been one, and the distance between us is only a flash of thought.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

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“Love is fearless in the midst of the sea of fear.”

~ Rumi

 

“So, if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me for I, too, am fluent in silence.”

~ R. Arnold

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“Be one with yourself and revel in eternal bliss.”

~ A.D. Posey

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“Life is not a belief but a deep exploration for truth.”

~ Osho

 

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”

~ Plutarch

 

“To rush is to miss the experience.”

~ Aniekee Tochukwu

 

“I am ready for new experiences that I don’t need to heal from.”

~ Ehime Ora

 

“Awareness is ever there. It need not be realized. Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light.”

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

“Reality all is here and now and all is one. Multiplicity and diversity are in the mind only.”

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

“In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.”

~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

“I have existed from all Eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my Being has no end.”

~ Khalil Gibran

 

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”

~ Meister Eckhart

 

“Consciousness is the essence of who you truly are. It’s untouched by all life experience – it’s timeless, Eternal, love, bliss.”

~ Adam Lawrence