Patience صبر

“Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?”
— Lao Tsu

Watercolor, ink, metal leaf on Cotman paper 300gsm, 48x48 cm.

Date15 September 2011

The virtue of Sabr (صبر) designates both patience and endurance, and the knot formed by the four ص ties in with this concept. In Islam it is said to be one of the two parts of faith (the other being Shukr.) In Sufism, Sabr is a maqâm (a station on the path).

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