The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak book is a novel about a housewife who is turning 40 and has just gotten her first job since her children were born as a literary agent. She is reading through a novel by a Sufi about the Sufi Rumi and his friend and mentor Shams of Tabriz. There is a lot of shifting of perspectives and a glossary in the back of the book for words we might not know, but it keeps us on our toes.
The First Rule of Love is: "How we see God is a direct reflection on how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, than so are we."
We will begin with weekly emails on Friday, January 18th. Join this group and read about the wisdom of the Sufi. Contact Naomi to join the group.