Peace, one and all…
The war against the lower self goes on! There have been some losses, and some gains too! Praise be to God in every condition and in every state. Praise be to God when I’m sad and praise be to God when I’m happy. Praise be to God when wrong and praise be to God when right. Al hamdu lillahi ala kulli hal. This seems the only sane and sensible reaction to life and its oddities.
The war against the lower self is essentially about escaping automation. That is, it’s about moving beyond unthought, habitual behaviour. Subhan Allah! This is a difficult task indeed. Much of my own behaviour falls into this category, responses to unconscious stimuli and the like. May God help me to move beyond, into the land of true humanity.
Enjoy and may Allah help us all to become authentic human beings. Amin.
The Automaton’s Grip
We are slaves of unconscious behaviour,
when in Truth we should be servants of God.
A life spent as mere mindless automaton,
is no life at all:
acting from habit,
till awakening in sorrow
at the fall of death’s final curtain.
It takes effort to shatter these chains;
it takes work to escape automation,
some small attempt to break free.
God will do the rest, my friend,
if you let Him,
for Hu needs nothing,
least of all soul-less robots.
So take off these prison robes
and breathe the free air of your humanity once more.
You are precious, my Love.
Too precious by far to be mere automata forever.