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• be constant in your remembrance of God through zikr (chanting)
• learn how the Divine qualities (names) of God can be incorporated into your character
• polish your heart to be a clearer reflection of the Divine qualities
• increase your self-knowledge and tame your nafs (ego)
• acknowledge that surrender to God is the starting point of faith
• cultivate adab, courtesy and civility toward all
• see people and events with the eye of the heart, from the perspective of Love and Unity
• enjoy the wisdom and ecstasies of mystical poetry
• expand your capacity for generosity and servanthood
• follow the examples of Rumi and other Sufi saints who yearned for unity with the Beloved
• appreciate the Sufi arts: music, dance, singing, and whirling
• experience the benefits of spiritual conversations with a sheikh and a community

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A Method for Purifying One's Heart
A prayer to start and end the day.

Prayers for Everyday Activities
Short, simple prayers to include with everyday activities.

Fasting is Meditation for the Body
This practice teaches how food can be a veil over the feelings.

Breathing Compassion for Self
Think of limitations as a new self waiting to be born.

Tuning into the Sounds of Life
Practices to help us learn to notice sound.

Finding Subtle Beauty
A practice to reveal the beauty in ALL things.

Renunciation of All but God
Simple outline of the method of learning dhikr with a Sufi master.

Sit Down with Your Great Friend
A practice of gazing that guides itself.

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