A Sufi Prayer

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean
Be present at every breath

Let not thy attention wander

     For the duration of a single breath

Remember thy-Self always and everywhere

Thy journey is towards thy homeland

Remember that thou art traveling

     from the world of appearances

     to the world of reality

Solitude in the crowd

In all thy outward activity

     remain inwardly free

Learn to not identify thyself

     with anything whatsoever

Remember thy friend, Allah

Let the invocation of thy tongue

     be the invocation of thy heart

Be constantly aware of the quality

     of the Divine Presence

Become used to recognizing

     the presence of Allah in thy heart