Misbah has always wanted to pursue writing as a career. She loves to do poetry in her free time.
I want to share with you a poem about love. A poem can express what we experience in a special way. For me, a poem is more magical than a text written in prose. Inspired, moving, full of deep feelings and desires. But it is worth writing about love in all possible ways - both in verse and prose. It is worth creating for love! It is worth living for love!
I account for my imperfect love so far - withdrawn and full of jealousy, and I choose a spiritual love - unconditional, giving freedom, bringing a sense of unity with everyone.
I still like this direction! It may seem too lofty, or difficult to implement in our earthly conditions. Sure it is! But my heart and mind are tearing up "up" - and I mean not some distant expanses but our inner heathens. What we can experience on a spiritual and love level as we wish to develop in these areas.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
— – Denis Waitley
What is love according to me?
“Something that does not know the conditions, limitations, and needs.
Since it doesn't know the terms, it doesn't require anything to express itself. It demands nothing in return. Withhold nothing in retaliation.
It does not restrain the other because it knows no boundaries. It is limitless and lasts forever. It is not subject to barriers or borders.
Because it does not know what is needed, it tries not to accept anything that does not come from the generosity of the heart. Attempts not to hold back anything that does not want to be held back. Attempts not to give anything that will not be accepted with joy.
It's also entirely free. Because freedom is the Essence of God, and Love is a manifestation of God, Love is what is free."
The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.
— ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
The littleness of my Love
Forgive me, God, for the littleness of my Love
Forgive me, you whom by loving - I hurt
myself and did not give you full freedom - By
need, expectation, jealousy - I limited
Today with tears of regret,
I wash away the sins of the past.
Fear bound my soul, it choked my heart. I
choked down my thoughts and words,
I withdrew my gestures.
Even though I wanted to, I did not show any more.
I gave into doubt, I restrained joy.
What was not, I called Love.
I want to feel unity without guilt, without harm.
Do not set conditions, do not set boundaries.
With joy, abandon codes, regulations, rules
I will be free in Love and
I will give this freedom to everyone
I will free me and you, my beloved loved ones.
I Love with all my heart, to the top, to the bottom of
spilled Love freely, without obstacles, without there
boldly, to the fullest - without rest to give this
The soul feels community with every Divine Being
Love boundless, unconditional-
is the goal, the meaning of my life
Step out of the circle of time and into the circle of Love.
— -- Rumi
When I read this poem I can appreciate myself for the great progress I have made. For me, it is not only an ideal, but it is also something that can be put into practice every day. I am trying, and there is probably a long way ahead of me. But what a wonderful road this is! Full of love!
Hasbi Rabbi by Sami Yousaf - with English Translation
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