Love’s Fire

by Asatar Bair on June 11, 2012

Quote taken from Hazrat Inayat Khan, from Living from the Heart, p 277
Photo courtesy of Mubina H

We’re used to thinking of love as something that blinds us, makes us irrational, and keeps us from seeing things as they really are.

What if it is love that allows us to see?

When we look around at our lives, where is the path? How do we make the big decisions in our lives, the decisions that make a big difference, where we never have all the information we need in order to put our reason to use?

Love is the wellspring, from which all other emotions flow. When we return to the source, the waters become clear.

If love is the light of a flame, when we are far from it, we only see dimly. Perhaps we only see the smoke from the flame. The solution is not to turn our backs on the light source, it is to go closer, to make the light bigger. We can do that by turning our gaze within, by paying attention to the rhythm of breath, heartbeat, and emotion.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share a comment below.

Yours in the One Heart,


P.S. We have an advanced practice we teach which actually uses the light of your eyes to energize your heart, which we teach in the University of the Heart program.

P.P.S. I recommend The Complete Sayings of Hazrat Inayat Khan for all those who’d like to explore the wisdom of this wonderful heart-centered master.

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