Close to The One

How do I want to live?
Who do I want to be ?
What’s the whole point anyway ?
We’re only here for a bit.
To be Close to Him.
That’s really all there is.

In every moment,in all actions,
In intentions,in our every particle.
To be Close to Him.
That’s really all there is.

As we take,as we give,
As we talk,as we listen
In our gathering,in quiet stillness.
To be Close to Him
Is really all there is.

As we live,as we die, as we go on.
In the known..into the unknown
Through all time.
To be Close to Him
Is really,completely,absolutely
All there is.
Al Ahad-the One.

                                           – Uzma Hyder. 


About Uzma

Welcome . This blog is a place of reflection ,a place of simple inspiration. A place where we share the simplicity and grandeur of life, as it teaches us, humbles us and leaves us full of gratitude. The journey is one of sheer Grace.
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2 Responses to Close to The One

  1. salilyogalil says:

    So very beautiful as always Uzma. I am waiting for the full book to be published soon.

  2. synchronicitybridge says:

    Do you know Simone Weil?

    This was the question at the top of an editor’s article in a local small community newspaper.

    After reading the article, some bios…many of her quotes online, I went and bought ‘Gravity and Grace’ off Amazon ($17.00 paper back).

    “God wears himself out through the infinite thickness of time and space in order to reach the soul and to captivate it. If it allows a pure and utter consent (though brief as a lightning flash) to be torn from it, then God conquers that soul. And when it has become entirely his he abandons it. He leaves it completely alone and it has in its turn, but gropingly, to cross infinite thickness of time and space in search of him whom it loves. It is thus the soul, starting from the opposite end, makes the same journey that God made towards it. And that is the cross.”

    When ever she references ‘the cross’ it is primarily to present the beauty of the ‘bitterness’ of affliction…which when accepted humbly brings one closer to God.

    Simone was a genius who embraced and had immense knowledge of many cultures and religions. Plato was one of her main influences.

    If you do not know Simone Weil… Uzma…I strongly recommend her readings as she seems to be very *a kin* to you.

    Once again your words have so much beauty, depth, and simplicity.

    Once again your post aligns with my soul offering strength of gentle pure light..

    Thank you Uzma…


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