This is one of my favorite poems from Ihsan over at iiThinks. This is taken from his book “Finally Back Home”. I love how these words lead us gently to the priceless treasure that is buried deep within us all.

shining into the dark

Where The Light Enters

Nature is a sacred text
Pages with the deepest Truths
Beyond all the outward forms
Lies the secret place of wisdom

Valuable things are buried deep
The ocean’s pearls and mountain’s gems
If you wish for worthy objects
You must brave the depths of darkness

Here is where the lesson lies
It’s the same with you and I
We must feel the hurt and pain
Campaign in the aching grief

Beyond all the crippling fear
Beyond all the violent tears
Unveiled is the greatest treasure
Nothing but your holy heart

So meet the dark with a smile
It’s a gift that knows no price
Priceless is the path
And each step that leads you in

Jaffer, Irfaan Ihsan (2014-07-20). Finally Back Home (Kindle Locations 741-743). . Kindle Edition.

Ihsan, Thank you for sharing Rumi today and letting us know you are well.
We miss you and your soul inspiring words ❤

16 comments on “* Where the Light Enters

  1. Thanks for this beautiful poem.


  2. I agree, this is really beautiful Val


  3. In the Stillness of Willow Hill

    Oh yes, every step is amazing….even pain. Those ouches become precious when you realize where they lead. I enjoyed sharing in the reading of this poem with you.


  4. Love the wonderful iithinks! Thank you for sharing this one, Val.


  5. Healing Grief

    “So meet the dark with a smile It’s a gift that knows no price” Beautiful truth, just hard to do! thanks for sharing Val.


  6. This reminds me of a favorite quote by Rumi:

    What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl. ~ Rumi


  7. A beautiful poem Val, thanks for sharing it. ❤
    Diana xo


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