Saturday, February 25, 2012

Life & Contradictions - don't worry, sunshine!

Frangipani in Kiara Cemetery.

Life and Contradictions
Do not seek too much structure,
For your body has no straight lines,
Do not be afraid of contradictions,
Because Your God is both
The Apparent and The Hidden.

Do not be overly earnest,
Because only a thin line rests
Between being earnest
And being overbearing.

Do not crave death
Because it is rude
To He who gave you life,
Nor cower in fear
When death's invitation
Is finally given,
Whether swiftly or 
In slow measure.

If you desire the end of contradiction, you shall have to wait a little longer. But the human mind rebels against contradictions, judging contradictions as irrational and odd. But God is One, and He is the Odd One, Absolutely Unique and beyond our faculty to distinguish from any other, because simply put, God is Incomparable. In an interesting irony, the Incomparableness of God is the only true comparison we have of Him... knowing that we truly know nothing at all.

I spend a lot of time in the almanac confessing I know nothing. But in this nothingness of our existence, God has created the Earth and the Sun, the Air, the Fire, the Wind and the Water. He has filled our world with living creatures, beautiful and bountiful, our delightful friends and family. To God, this is nothing. But to us, it means everything. If this is the Divine Grace of existing in nothingness, dare you imagine what God has for us in the Divine Presence?

Have a super Sabbath, sunshine.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

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