Tuesday, July 08, 2008


The Sufis often begin something new by breathing the Arabic word "bismillah", which can be translated poetically:

We begin by remembering
the sound and feeling of the One Being,
the wellspring of love.
We affirm that the next thing we experience
shimmers with the light of the whole universe.

~Neil Douglas-Klotz


  1. Beautiful.

    I find it always remarkable when one word is used to express so much. Like Namaste and Aloha.

    Do you know how bismillah is pronounced?

    Is it "biz mil lah"?

    We also used your latest coloring page this weekend with my three young boys. Very fun, quiet and restorative.

    If you want I can share our "masterpieces".

    In light and love



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