40 Rules of Enlightenment · Poetry

Rule # 33 – From Emptiness to Nothingness

While everyone in this world strives to get somewhere and become someone, only to leave it all behind after death, you aim for the supreme stage of nothingness. Live this life as light and empty as the number zero. We are no different from a pot. It is not the decorations outside but the emptiness… Continue reading Rule # 33 – From Emptiness to Nothingness

40 Rules of Enlightenment

Rule # 25 – Between Heaven and Hell

Rule # 25 Hell is the here and now. So is heaven. Quit worrying about hell or dreaming about heaven, as they are both present inside this very moment. Every time we fall in love, we scend to heaven. Every time we hate, envy, or fight someone, we tumble straight into the fires of hell.… Continue reading Rule # 25 – Between Heaven and Hell

40 Rules of Enlightenment · Poetry

Rule # 2- Follow thy Heart

  Rule # 2 The Path to the Truth is a labor of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind. Meet, challenge, and ultimately prevail over your nafs with your heart. Knowing your ego will lead you to the knowledge of God. -The Forty Rules of Love… Continue reading Rule # 2- Follow thy Heart

40 Rules of Enlightenment · Poetry

Rule # 1- A Reflection

  Rule # 1 How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, so are we.” -The Forty Rules of Love Aspiration: When… Continue reading Rule # 1- A Reflection