“Cautious people say, “I’ll do nothing until I can be sure.”
Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose.
Don’t be one of those merchants who won’t risk the ocean!
This is much more important than losing or making money.
This is your connection to God! You must set fire to have light.
Trust means you’re ready to risk what you currently have.
Think of your fear and hope about your livelihood.
They make you go to work diligently every day.
Now consider what the prophets have done.
Abraham wore fire for an anklet. Moses spoke to the sea.
David molded iron. Solomon rode the wind.
Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible.
Be companions with the prophets even though no one here will know that you are, not even the helpers of the qutb, the abdals.
You can’t imagine what profit will come!
When one of those generous ones invites you into his fire, go quickly!
Don’t say, “But will it burn me? Will it hurt?”
― Rumi, The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems