Turning of the Heart توبة

“Repentance is the signpost on the path, the leader of the kingdom, the key to the treasure, the intermediary that assists you to become united with God, the condition for being accepted to the divine presence, and the secret of all happiness.”
— Ansari in Sâd Maydân

Watercolor, metal leaf on Cotman paper 300gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date2 October 2011

Tawba توبة means “repentance”, but doesn’t here refer to contrition in the religious sense; rather, an awakening to one’s imperfections that marks the beginning of a spiritual journey. In psychological terms, it is the work on one’s shadow. The pale hues reflect the humility of this state.

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