go my friend bestow your love even on your enemies if you touch their hearts, what do you think will happen . ~Rumi Translated by Nader Khal...

go my friend bestow your love even on your enemies if you touch their hearts, what do you think will happen . ~Rumi Translated by Nader Khal...

Sufi Dancers (Twirling Dervishes) Cairo, Egypt

Sufi Dancers (Twirling Dervishes) Cairo, Egypt

"Repeat the Name of God, O Bahu, and free yourself from the worries of life." ~~Sultan Bahu~~

"Repeat the Name of God, O Bahu, and free yourself from the worries of life." ~~Sultan Bahu~~

My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. Rumi~ zϮ ~

My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. Rumi~ zϮ ~

Sufi(صُوفِيّ) belong to different ṭuruq or "orders" (congregations formed around a master) which meet for spiritual sessions (majalis) in meeting places known as zawiyahs. Sufis believe they are practicing ihsan (perfection of worship) as revealed by Gabriel to Muhammad.

Sufi(صُوفِيّ) belong to different ṭuruq or "orders" (congregations formed around a master) which meet for spiritual sessions (majalis) in meeting places known as zawiyahs. Sufis believe they are practicing ihsan (perfection of worship) as revealed by Gabriel to Muhammad.

Whirling Dervish, Konya, Turkey. | I saw them in Turkey and, amazingly, at FSU. Mesmerizingly beautiful.

Whirling Dervish, Konya, Turkey. | I saw them in Turkey and, amazingly, at FSU. Mesmerizingly beautiful.

"I once had a thousand desires, but in my one desire to know You, all else melted away." ~ Rumi

"I once had a thousand desires, but in my one desire to know You, all else melted away." ~ Rumi

Sufi Music I Rumi Poetry - HU - The Zikr by Anandmurti Gurumaa (New) | Sufi Zikr Meditation - YouTube

Sufi Music I Rumi Poetry - HU - The Zikr by Anandmurti Gurumaa (New) | Sufi Zikr Meditation - YouTube

Whirling whirling.. always whirling.  Not "hooping," at all.  And at the same time, there is overlap between the trance state of the dervishes and the flow state you can find in hooping.

Whirling whirling.. always whirling. Not "hooping," at all. And at the same time, there is overlap between the trance state of the dervishes and the flow state you can find in hooping.

Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

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