A mature mind can recognize what is transient and changeable and what is more durable. We enjoy the changing seasons and excitement of uncertainty, but our main quest is for what is reliable and constant. A relationship that connects human excitement and stimulation with spiritual stability and tranquillity is a durable relationship.
There are endless levels of realities and the higher points are near the origin of what is constant and perpetual. Whatever reminds us of the ever-present is generally a desirable state. The ever-changing ego celebrates its perpetual origin, the soul within the heart, with remembrance of birthdays or other reminders of the Real.
The soul is a reflector of what is eternal and perpetual and enables us to appreciate an experience of eternal Reality.
By Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri