How to Make a Fresh Start in 2012

Dec 29, 2011 | Sufism

Yes, it’s that time of the year again- great time for reflecting, goal-setting, starting fresh and re-aligning.

How do we wash the slate clean from goals unmet and disappointments so that we can focus all our heart upon the Highest purpose for our life?

Many times disappointments come from unmet needs and expectations or mistakes. Dealing with these disappointments and mistakes spiritually is central to starting with a clean slate.

Sufi guide, Sidi al-Jamal teaches that mistakes are part of the master plan and bring us closer because we realize we need God. He says, “He does not regret mistakes because Allah, (God) says, ‘Oh My People! If you did not make mistakes, how could you know me? I am the Forgiver. I want to hear your voice calling me for Forgiveness, Mercy and Guidance. The mistake is a gate to righteousness. Through the gate of the mistake, most of my beloveds come to reach me.”

Sidi teaches us to not waste our time on the past. Recognize a mistake, turn to your Lord, ask for help and receive Divine mercy and compassion.