"You have infused my being
Through and through;
As an intimate friend must
always do.
So when I speak, I speak of only You.
And when silent I yearn for You"
(Rabia Al Adawiyya)

"Whenever you believe you possess security, identify the sources of your confidence.
 They might consist of a comfortable family life, or perhaps in the fact that all is presently going well in general.
If any source changes or be lost, no security exists in them, for there will be worrying sense of a possible upset in your routines.
The only true source of security is in your own oneness with yourself and with The Almighty."
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A nervous, anxiety-ridden disciple once approached a Zen master. 'Master',
 he cried, 'I'm so riddled with anxiety. I feel trapped. Make me free!' 
The master looked deep into the fear-ridden eyes of the questioner and shouted: 'Who put you in chains?'
 In that moment, the disciple awakened.
--Zen Buddhist parable--

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