Nafas نفس is the Breath, which in many traditions is synonymous with Life itself. The word shouldn’t be confused with Nafs, which is spelled the same and shares the root, but means “self, ego”.
"The breath is the bridge between the outer physical world and the inner world of the soul.... With each breath we are present in the love affair that is the relationship between the Creator and the creation."
— Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Acrylic, metal leaf on Cotman paper 300gsm. 50x50 cm.