and every living being on this planet ~ all made by the Divine. Therefore we all have the seed of the Creator in us, and it is surely the wish of our Beloved that we should nourish this seed and help it grow within us and in all those around us. For what other reason would we be here?
And surely this is why so many of us are so unhappy with our lot in this world? Because we have forgotten and forsaken our spiritual life … sold it for 30 pieces of silver.
Good news, fellow travelers. From the words of the great poet, Jalalu’ddin Rumi:
With God is the best bargain
He buys from you your dirty fortune
and gives in exchange light of the soul
He buys the ice of the perishable body
and gives a kingdom beyond imagination
R.A. Nicholson translation.