One from one of my favourite poets – may God rest her soul

Hope is the thing

with feathers

that perches in the soul

and sings the tune

without the words,

and never stops at all…

– Emily Dickinson

 

I would add, I would call this the voice of God, ar- Raqeeb, The Watchful One*

* Ar- Raqeeb mentioned in the Quran –

Now, verily, it is We who have created man,and we know what his innermost self whispers within him: for We are closer to him than his neck-vein. And so, whenever the two demands of his nature come face to face, contending from the right and from the left, not even a word can he utter but there is a watcher with him, ever present.

-Quran, Surah Qaf 50:16-18, Interpretation by Muhammed Asad

And so, as Imam Ghazali and others have said, despair is not the condition of the believer.

 

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Joymanifest

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