Contemplation Day39

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 39

While the part change, the whole always remains the same. For every thief who departs this world, a new one is born. And every decent person who passes away is replaced by a new one. In this way, not only does nothing remain the same, but also nothing ever really changes. For every Sufi who dies, another is born somewhere.”


Today we affirm: I observe my world in the light of love

Today’s rule remined me of the cycle of life and death and how little time we are allowed to deal with our karma or our learnings in a single life-time.  It also reminded me of the timelessness of Spirit, the Essence of who I am. Though, this form, this body I am inhabiting is finite, my Soul lives on leaving this mortal place with my last breath.

Though the cycle of life maybe somewhat scary, the infinity of my existence is comforting. 

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