Monday, June 24, 2013

On Cognizance

It is a self-referential word isn't it? "Meta". The cognizance of one's cognizance is the foundation of Humility.

"The first stage of Humility is to force yourself." - Sh. Hamza Yusuf

Focus on the self & be mindful of others as far as it does no harm.

Mollify yourself, reproach your thoughts, scrutinize your failures, remember them, then forgive yourself & forge on.

Change afterall is an act not a concept.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

On believing

I've constructed a dwelling in my mind where I can go when I need to separate myself from my heart. I've also cleared a path in the forest of my heart so I know there's always a way out when I get lost in my emotions.

But best of all, I have something that resides in both my heart & mind, it's like a cool lake where I can go to drink, swim or meditate; a belief:

That no matter what, Allah SWT is near.

People, the world, life what joys / heartache / conflicts / comfort that they bring, He who governs all, is always with the patient.

With reliance on He who provides all, one is thereof sufficient & free.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


Because Hafiz does not know that the binary sunset signify the ephemerality of his rebirth. A brief visiting not material enough to be called an 'existence', hence his inability to leave footsteps in the sand. Brief because the dreamscapes he is to traverse are but reflections of the 'real world' which in turn is also but a 'mirage'.

A lucid journey through the human subconscious aided but by the very thing that governs human behaviour - Emotions. Unadulterated by a 'worldly personality' (thus his amnesia in the sunset scene). In other words, pure.

In essence, if a man could be, even if just briefly, just a man, is his inherent nature not good? Flawed but good. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Awakening

Burgundy night Sky, starlessly hazy
Gazing heavenwards, I feel the edges of my reality 
Stretched thin, clawing, the far reaches
Of an ungraspable galaxy

This world is a design
a fabrication, magnificent & unfulfilling
One endlessly vapid lucid dream
Filled with longing
         For the eternal beyond.