The Conference of the Birds

If your spirit is not fit to see the Beloved

If your spirit is not fit to see the Beloved, neither will your heart be a bright mirror, fit to reflect love. It is true that no eye is able to contemplate and marvel at Love's beauty, nor is it capable of understanding; one can no feel toward the Beloved as one feels toward the beauty of this world. But by abounding Grace, we have been given a mirror to reflect the Beloved, and this mirror is the heart. Look into your heart and there you will see Love's image.

~ from THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS by Farid ud-Din Attar and Afkham Darbandi
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