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“The cure for the pain is in the pain.” ~Jellaludin Rumi We’re a culture that medicates our pain. We medicate our physical pain with medicine. We medicate our emotional pain with medicine. And that medicine may not necessarily be of the pharmaceutical sort. It could be workaholism. It could be other “medicines” that distract us... / READ MORE /
“Between the knower and the known. There lies a distinction by one who Has awakened from the sleep of heedlessness.” — Nasir-i Khusraw Islamic mysticism is as diverse and complex as the history of Islam itself. Many people in the Western world—myself included—are familiar with the surface features of Islamic mysticism through popular translations of... / READ MORE /
Rumi (1207-1273) was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Over the past seven centuries, his influence has transcended international borders and ethnic divisions, and his poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Often described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the... / READ MORE /