This game we call our reality produces a very convincing illusion of separation, limitation, and danger. Ego and fear emerge as a consequence, which then inevitably leads to all the drama characteristic of these states of consciousness — competition, conflict, and the dance of victims and perpetrators and rescuers.
The antidote to ego and fear is to realize the bigger picture of what we really are and why we are here playing the Earth game. Once you grasp the bigger picture, then you'll understand there is nothing to fear and fear will lose its grip on you and you will begin the shift towards your natural state of consciousness — which of course, is love.
Rumi's masterpieces have inspired countless people throughout the centuries, and Coleman Barks's exquisite renderings of the thirteenth-century Persian mystic are widely considered the definitive versions for our time. In this volume readers will encounter the essence of Sufism's insights into the experience of divine love, wisdom, and the nature of both humanity and God.