With unique clarity, this book describes how presence can be developed to vastly improve our lives. Drawing on the work of the beloved Sufi poet, Rumi, as well as traditional material and personal experience, this book integrates the ancient wisdom of Sufism with the needs of contemporary life. Completely revised and updated for its 25th anniversary, this edition of Living Presence offers a wisdom that is both universal and practical.
Ya Wadud, Ya Wali, Ya Wakil O Love, continually, You are watching out for us, holding our hand when we are ill, soothing our brow when we are troubled, bringing Peace to our hearts when we have struggled in Your Way and come to know Your Presence with us, in love with us so much, [...]
Ya Khafid, Ya Rafi, Ya Wadud, Ya Karim O You who bring us low, that You might exalt us within You— when we are exalted in this world, there is a danger— our self-consciousness may increase, and we may lose the palpable sense of Your Presence that inundates us when we are near, bowing in [...]
Late on Saturday night of the recent retreat, "The Alchemy of Character," Kabir gave this short talk about the essentials of the inner life. Within each human being is a witnessing silence, a space beyond thought and emotional reactions, and it is from this state that we can truly practice, worship, and attain communion with the Divine.