👀 Lower your gaze and you’ll see wonders

by | Jan 19, 2021 | Sufi Lines | 5 comments


As a parent, I worry about the amount of exposure available to my children.

In my parent’s generation, it was less.

Me growing up it was more.

My kids growing up, it seems almost unavoidable.

I don’t have answers. I think it’ll depend from place to place, culture to culture, family to family, individual to individual.
However, there’s something about this quote that gives guidance:

The eyes are yearning for beauty, but when the eyes feast, it leads to a hollow feeling. It’s like we were looking for something but in the wrong place.

There lies a beauty beyond the eyes, which is so encompassing. In accessing it, it elevates the soul.

I pray for my children and the coming generation to make the right choices to experience not just beauty, but the source of beauty.

5 Comments

  1. John Keats:

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

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    • It is hard. . . . The senses are gateways to the heart… So lowering the gaze is better but also challenging…… May Allah help all of us.

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  2. Memes are the information pellets that kids like to use, so perhaps there can be a “sufi memes” postcard pack or something like that.

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  3. May our children embody the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine and see the sacredness of life.

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  4. Subhana’Allah, I see them! 😊

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