A kind of letting go of worldly tethers, this month of Ramadaan is. A soul previously taxed by attachments and whimsical restlessness is given space to float in the metaphysical realm where the souls meet the divine in ethereal wonders.
A month where the mental noise of the mind is brought down a few notches, and the distractions of the dunya is relegated to the background.
A month that acts as an invitation to return to the portal of one’s soul and not be so caught up in what one desires and fantasizes of. To realize that the contentment sought in the approval of people and fame and money is right here, right now.
A contentment that lies in remaining still and reconnecting with one’s essence.
And because such a stillness is so encompassing, the ego finds it frightening to let one connect to it, for fear of missing out on the pursuits and obsessions that one is convinced would satiate them.
In a world that is so fast and instant, the only way to truly self-actualize and find your purpose is by slowing down to become grounded in the eternal.
يا أيتها النفس المطمئنة *
ارجعي إلى ربك راضية مرضية*
فادخلي في عبادي*
وادخلي جنتي *
(It will be said to the pious):
“O (you) the one in (complete) rest and satisfaction!*
“Come back to your Lord, Well-pleased (yourself) and well-pleasing unto Him! *
Enter you, then, among My honoured slaves,*
And enter you My Paradise!*