Reflections V - I - 108

Aspects of Sufi Viewpoints

by Hidayat I. Khan - see book 'Geistige Freiheit' - click here

The ego energy could be thought of as a swing on a seesaw, one end representing the consciousness of individuality, and the other end representing the Divine Presence, and the point of balance is the human heart. When the amount of 'I' consciousness is excessive, this end of the swing is pulled down, but as the Divine Presence consciousness becomes greater, it penetrates the 'I' at a higher level. When the swing rests perfectly balanced on the tipping point, it symbolizes the place where a human being of the Inner Life stands.

Hazrat Inayat Khan, in his seventeen years of work in the West (from 1910 until 1927) has travelled extensely, in Europe, in Russia and the United States, and he has left us a widespread wisdom which covers all aspects of human life on this earth.

Here the reflections throw their light upon a certain aspect, and, dear friends, if you wish to follow them every day, you will certainly discover a golden thread which links one sentence to the other; and there might appear, before your inner perception, something which every individual, in his or her own way, could discover something like 'the map of my own life'...