I remember watching a master pianist speak about his work. He spoke about the pursuit of perfection as not something practical, but, rather, the pursuit of a perfect moment in which the artful melody touched the heart. It was in this refined pursuit, this focal point, that he applied himself to connect with the audience.

I think there is much wisdom in that.


“Friday is the Chief of Days.  There is a moment on Friday when prayers are not rejected.  We are told by the Masters of mystical knowledge that the moment in question occurs during the time when the sermon is being preached. “




Irshad: Wisdom of a Sufi Master | Fifteenth Discourse—page 311-315