Most depression and agitation arise from material problems and emotional frustration. A Sufi, however desires nothing but God and therefor is always content.
I have notice that a big challenge on the Sufi path has been being content with what I have, and to not let emotional frustration and material problems deter me from my goal. In many ways many practices of the path are very therapeutic I wanted in the upcoming year to start a new series called The Sufi Path and its ramifications on therapy. Just some observations of mine having gone through therapy for depression and been on the Sufi path and now not being depressed.
On a side note and completely unrelated a fellow blogger at Danny recently paid me a compliment I don’t deserve but was touched by nevertheless by referring to me as a true Sufi. Though oftentimes the word dervish and Sufi are used interchangeably a Sufi is a dervish that has attained to the Truth. To use an limited analogy a dervish is a freshman in college and a Sufi is one who has gotten his PhD.I have fallen down a lot and often times do not feel deserving of the title of a dervish, but I continue onwards nevertheless.
Thank you Danny ! and all you or reading my late night ramblings
- A Poem from famous Sufi Najmoddin Kubra (mycaravanofdreams.com)
- Reflections on the Sufi Path (1) The Spiral Path & The Withering Away of the Self (mycaravanofdreams.com)