On my flight over, I began reading this book called, “What is Sufism?” to learn about the mysticism that wooed so many of my favorites from Hafiz to Rumi.
The book begins by using the ocean as an analogy for spirituality where the ocean’s depth represent The Infinite Oneness of the Source, and we, man, stand at the finite shores. If orthodox religion is like a great tidal wave that beats onto shore, then Sufism is the practice of the ebb of this wave that loses form as it returns back to the Source.
This is what this picture feels like. Every time I’m in the ocean, I swim as far out as I can and float - feeling the sun shine on my face as I lose all figure and form to be one. I never had words for it until reading this book, but that’s exactly floating feels - losing yourself to the One.
#sufi #sufism #costarica #ocean #pacificocean #thewholehearted #TWHD (at Pacific Ocean.)