Wisdom poems: “If you love”… by Ibn al-Arabi

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers
within yourself that you have built against it.

Then when you see what is around you as
not other-than-you, and all and everything as
the existence of the One;

when you do not see anything else
with Him or in him; but see Him in everything as yourself
and at the same time as the nonexistence of yourself;
then what you see is the truth.

—Ibn al-Arabi

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  1. What you see is surely the Truth because there is nothing but the Truth. Such powerful and profound poem coming from this important person. Lovely, Amira.

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    1. Beautifully said dear Kamal! Thank you so much for your lovely comments! ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. You are always welcome dear Amira ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  2. LindaP says:

    Wonderful poem Amira!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! Much love and warm hugs!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you for your visit and your comment! 🙂

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  3. ‘Arabi is headier and deeper than Rumi, yet, Rumi is more accessible as the latter comes from the heart, with ‘Arabi, the mind. Although, both, i.e., both head & heart are the same in a unified person, so all that I have written is just historical evidence based on the written transliterated word. The absurdity of being both human and being incarnated into One body. hahaha

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    1. Thank you for your visit and your interesting comment!🙏
      Yes, Rumi is one of my favorite poets and mystics as well. I guess “The absurdity of being both human and being incarnated into One body” it’s all part of that duality we see in expression in our 3 D reflective “reality”, and yet it’s all at the same time all part of the Oneness and “all that is”.
      ☯️ By the way, you have a beautiful & inspirational blog!
      In Oneness, Amira

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