Beauty Beyond Description – For You
October 6, 2010 by Sufism World
I have been away for a while, not physically but mentally. I have been busy in trying to experience the true nature of the world we live in, and to appreciate what we have, what beauty surrounds us, and how this has all become what it is.
My heart expands bigger and bigger with every breath, a breath which gasps the air which has whistled through forests trees, air which has played through green fields lavish with untouched natural miracles, danced with rivers of water and open landscape. My heart refuses to go back to how it was before, before seeing a natural miracle which surrounds us all the time.
But just to give you an idea of how I feel, I dedicate the following beauty to all of you:
What if someone said to an embryo in the womb,
“Outside of your world of black nothing
is a miraculously ordered universe;
a vast Earth covered with tasty food;
mountains, oceans and plains,
fragrant orchards and fields full of crops;
a luminous sky beyond your reach,
with a sun, moonbeams, and uncountable stars;
and there are winds from south, north and west,
and gardens replete with sweet flowers
like a banquet at a wedding feast.
The wonders of this world are beyond description.
What are you doing living in a dark prison,
Drinking blood through that narrow tube?”
But the womb- world is all an embryo knows
And it would not be particularly impressed
By such amazing tales, saying dismissively:
“You’re crazy. That is all a deluded fantasy.”
One day you will look back and laugh at yourself.
You’ll say, “ I can’t believe I was so asleep!
How did I ever forget the truth?
How ridiculous to believe that sadness and sickness
Are anything other than bad dreams.”
by Timothy Freke