40 Rules of Love – Elif :)

Haider Miraj

Rule 1

How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, so are we.

Rule 2

The path to the Truth is a labour of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind. Meet, challenge and ultimately prevail over your nafs with your heart. Knowing your ego will lead you to the knowledge of God.

Rule 3

You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe, because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue or church. But if you are still in need of knowing where exactly His abode is, there is only one place to look for him: in the heart of a true…

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The other half of me

I looked at her and realized something; she wasn’t the other half of me. I was not a half, and for that I needed to find the whole of my heart for her, and me. My heart isn’t split in the way where one person would make it whole with their love, my heart is split in the way where in order for me to love and be loved I needed to find the other half of the part that loves me, and accepts the person I am. I have found that part of me, the part where I see myself and feel content. It’s been a long time since I’ve been happy with my physical aspect of myself, but I found that peace through her and me. I looked at her and realized how I could explain the way I feel about us, about her. “You aren’t the other half of me,” The look of confusion evident on her face made me second guesses my approach. :What I mean is, I don’t want you to be the other half of my heart, that would mean I am never whole when I’m without you. What I need is for you to be its home, because then I know I’ll always find my way back to you. If you’re my heart’s home I can promise you one thing, I will trust you to handle it with care, I will trust you to protect it and keep it safe from the storms. And with that you can trust me to be loyal, and know that I’ll always find my way back home. You can rest peacefully knowing that I will protect and fight of any demons that try to invade or take away my home from me, because home is where the heart is and my hearts with you.” The expression of disbelief and shock appeared over her features.

“Was that a good answer?” I asked cautiously, she looked at me and took my hand in hers, as she placed it over our home.


The other half of me