Contemplation Day25

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 25

Each reader comprehends the Holy Qur’an on a different level of tandem with the depth of his understanding. There are four levels of insight. The first level is the outer meaning, and it is the one that the majority of the people are content with. Next is the Batin — the inner level. Third, there is the innermost of the internal. And the fourth level is so deep it cannot be put into words and is, therefore, bound to remain indescribable.”


Today we affirm: I release worry and I guide my thoughts toward the good I wish to see made manifest.

Let go of your worries

Let go of your worries
and be completely clear-hearted,
like the face of a mirror
that contains no images.
If you want a clear mirror,
behold yourself
and see the shameless truth,
which the mirror reflects.
If metal can be polished
to a mirror-like finish,
what polishing might the mirror
of the heart require?
Between the mirror and the heart
is this single difference:
the heart conceals secrets,
while the mirror does not.

Today’s rule talks about different levels of understanding of our experiences and our entire universe both inside and out. 
I decided to contemplate on Rumi’s poem today and see if these four layers of ‘understanding’ are revealed to me.
since most of it is unspeakable, I will keep the awareness and insight to myself, this time.
I hope you had fun discovering the different layers of insight today.

What did you discover by contemplation on this rule and Lent reading?

in Loving and with many Blessings,
Rev Kudlik

Please note that though I may use ‘him’ or ‘his’ pronouns to talk about God/the Divine, it is only because the English language does not have a gender neutral pronoun. ‘They’ sounds odd to me to use and ‘it’ sounds lifeless. 

Source of heart picture, click