Today is the Islamic New Year of 1434 – wishing you all love and prosperity.
Islamic New Year began in the evening of Wednesday, 14 November and ends in the evening of Thursday, 15 November 2012.
So much happening in my life and I am too emotional to write about it at the moment, so I offer for the New Year a quote from Shams Tabrizi, who with Rumi has taught me so much and helped me through Sufi simplicity and clear sightedness to a greater understanding of life and of myself. They also show me that I still have so much to learn and unlearn, before I can walk with humility and strength through the confusions of this world.
“Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path. Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.”