In the shadow of the Beloved

Ney is a flute made of out bamboo, and is symbolic of a human separated from the reed bed which is symbolic of the divine, remembered when conscious of each breath. — Pandora Stevens

In the shadow of the Beloved

In truth everything and everyone
Is a shadow of the Beloved,
And our seeking is His seeking
And our words are His words…
We search for Him here and there,
…while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side, we ask:
‘O Beloved, where is the Beloved?’

– Rumi

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