I have not walked into detachment through inner peace in 8 years. It’s space has expanded from what I remember it to feel like. It’s a space that conserves my balance. The same space that shielded me from the world, when I was disconnected from understanding my feelings, it has expanded I guess for it.
Never in my life has practical behaviour felt so surreal & euphoric.
Ever heard the folklore of the turtle and how it got its shell? One day as it was roaming around the sea shore, some vultures watched it from afar. Scheming to harm it and undermining its ability to defend or fend for itself.
They said “It moves so slow, when we strike it won’t get far” & laughed. A bird nearby heard the plot and was over come with empathy due to reflecting on its own ability to fly. It warned the turtle and the turtle replied “He who created me as I am, has also the means for my protection. In him I place my trust”
The next morning the turtle woke up with a shell on its back. He carried his home and protection where ever he went. The moral to this story that resonates with me, is that Allah is not only aware of your needs but guides you to also be through hope & faith, so that he can fulfil it
Fear exists where love is absent and love in its pure state, shines best where & when Allah is remembered.
“Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (Qur’an, 13:28)
Assured because as your soul remembers him he reminds you of your purpose, of who you are. Through rememberance of Allah you align with your natural disposition (fitra)
“I am to my servant as he thinks I am, with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in his heart, I remember him to Myself, and if he remembers me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly better than his…” (Bukhari and Muslim)
How he teaches us balance through ihsan^ assurance that what we do of khayr is met with a greater one. If Allah remembers you, you are not forsaken.
Detach from everything that doesn’t serve you, so that you can attach to him, who has your highest good in his hand. Accept calmly whatever happens by remembering Allah who orchestrated it through his divine wisdom. Wisdom that may or may not be revealed to you albeit often he does.
When your mind is in a state of inner balance and peace it’s because it’s bonded with your heart and works in tandem with it.
When you are in a state of detachment you are not easily disturbed. Your happiness and actions depend on you.
Not the thoughts or opinions of others. Value yourself by unconditionally accepting your feelings. Forgive the moments you didn’t. your intentions are not lost with Allah. Remember him who remembers you, thus reflecting back to you who you truly are with truth.