Once the heart is restored, it can come back to balance and its’ created purpose: to know and love its’ Creator more than anything else. Such a heart will regain the ability to give again to the creation, but this time in a healthy, selfless, and less dependent way. The heart will be able to give for the sake of the One it loves most—not for the sake of the self (nafs).
But give rightly.
But only what rightly lives and belongs in that sacred land inside your chest.
Once this balance is regained, your heart will be able to see, love, give, and take in the right way.
Your heart is your true eye.
Your heart is the master of the body.
Its’ purpose is far too noble to go unrealized.
Its’ palace is far too precious to go unguarded.
And guard it well…because every created thing yearns to fulfill its’ purpose.
By Yasmin Mogahed.