10 of my favourite spiritual poems

I have a great love for poetry. I therefore love the Sufi tradition of using poetry to express our relation to the divine.
In this post I share 10 of my favourity spiritual themed poems. I would love to hear about your favourite poem!

Cogito Ergo Sum

Cogito Ergo Sum, Descartes said it, I can only be sure that I exists within my own thinking reality. There is no proof anything else exists. From that perspective, atheists definitely have a point. Being an avid philosopher and having a keen interest in psychology, my starting point towards my own spirituality will always be…

The heart of God

When you love, don’t say ‘God is in my heart’
But rather ‘I am the heart of God’.
~ Khalil Gibran

Form and Essence

One of the most important lessons I learned in spirituality was around the concept of Form. Form, the outward expression of the philosophy behind any religion. Form can mean wearing orange robes, black robes, white robes. It can also mean honouring your ancestors through various ways such as visiting their grave, having a home altar…

The God of My Understanding

Since I started training as an Interfaith minister I have had a lot more conversations about God than ever before in my life. I like these conversations, because every single one of them helps me explore my understanding of what we tend to refer to as ‘God’. The most important question I have been asked…

Breaking all the rules

This month has led me on the path of the Abrahamic traditions. Abrahamic traditions are those religions that trace their origin back to the figure Abraham. Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Eastern Monotheistic religions. Or, in my world, the religions of ‘right and wrong’. Rules are there to be broken. My favourite story to illustrate this,…

The God in Me greets the God in You

I, the fiery light of Wisdom, I ignite the beauty of the plains, I sparkle waters, I burn in the sun, and the moon, and the stars There are few words that come with more pre-conceived notions than the word God. I will tell you that I have plucked up all my courage in writing…