Monthly Essential Practices of Mevlevi Spirituality for 2015

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January: Awakened Being is attention guided by the Heart in everyday life.

February: Character is the spiritually infused balance of Love and Intelligence.

March: This is the work of the heart, not the work of the head. ~Shams

April: The natural state of the human being is worship. The human needs God as the garden needs spring.

May: Leave opinions and blame; be an objective witness, and serve in love.

June: Patience is consent to the present moment; patience is crowned with faith.

July: Be cleansed of shallow idolatries; affirm the Real. Ya Haqq.

August: The more the mind and heart become still, the more we can trust in God.

September: The false self (nafs) will never be satisfied; so strive with God to be near to Him.

October: Begin with contentment (Rida); then follow the Heart.

November: The disciplines of dervish-hood are a way to discovering your true identity beyond the false self.

December: The beauty of the human being is as much and as great as their love.

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