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The Very Self of the Self

Very Self of the Self 40"x30" © 2013 Aïda Touré

Very Self of the Self 40″x30″ © 2013 Aïda Touré

~ The Very Self of the Self ~

Come in, leap in this fiery
divine romance within, there,
the Sufis gather in awe
of your soul’s buoyancy~

© 2013 Aïda Touré

“The Very Self of the Self” is a 40″x30″ oil & acrylic painting that evokes the sacred unfolding that can take place when wo/man is free of all conditioning that binds her/his mind to fragmentation and that prevents her/him from experiencing the Unity/Tawhid of all life that sages have spoken about throughout the ages.

I worked on this painting for a year and a half, through its creative process I learned a lot about ego dissolution, transcendence and going deep inward, beyond the divisive perspective we tend to cultivate in the material dimension. When we go beyond these divisions, there truly is only the Divine Unity of all existence, the sustaining consciousness of all, seen and unseen. In time, inshAllah the global realization of this Reality will allow us to live more harmoniously on this earth.

To see “The very self of the Self” in its entirety and to read the poem that accompanies it click here.

© 2013 Aïda Touré

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