If you make demands on Him, you doubt Him.
If you seek Him, you are absent from Him.
If you seek other-than-Him, you are shameless before Him.
If you make demands on other-than-Him, you are distant from Him.
(Ibn Ata'llah)
"Travelers, it is late.
Life's sun is going to set.
During these brief days that you have strength,
Be quick and spare no effort of your wings."
~Jalaluddin Rumi~
"Don't keep score. It is a tiresome thing..
If I give you something, it is yours, no strings attached. If you give me something I am grateful, but it is a kindness our friendship does not have to depend upon.
Who owes whom? Are we in competition? Is this a race where one person glows with accomplishment and the other sags from running and getting nowhere?
No, there is no need to keep score.
It wearies the soul and spirit so that it cannot fit the slot of friendship. "