The word “mysticism” often brings to mind suspicions of an obscure hobby having little or nothing to do with real life. What the reader of An Emerald Earth will discover, however, is exactly the reverse: a mystical orientation that is accessible, relevant, and eminently natural.
—Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Sufi Order International
“An Emerald Earth” celebrates the naturalness of spirituality. Drawing upon the universal teachings of the Sufi master Hazrat Inayat Khan on the “natural self” this book likens the unfolding of our being with the process of cultivating a field or garden. Unfolding of the natural self brings us to “An Emerald Earth”—a life in harmony and deep resonance with nature and Her elements, receptive to and serving the Creative Beauty that ever seeks to unfold.This practical guide incorporates basic meditation methods, rich teaching stories and poetry from Sufi, Buddhist and other spiritual traditions to describe a way of spiritual unfolding most relevant to our present age. Accenting our uniqueness, creativity and need for an ever fresh vision, “An Emerald Earth” affirms the infinite power of the heart. It points us towards an uplifted world and a joyous and fulfilling spirituality, rooted in service to life. —