Man has two faces: one, concerning his ego, looks to the life of this world. The other, concerning worship and servitude to God, looks to eternal life. In respect to the first face he is a wretched creature whose capital consists only of the following: of will he has only a partial power of choice like a hair; of power, a weak ability to acquire; of life, a fast dying flame; of a life-span, a fleeting brief spell; and of being, a swiftly decaying small body. Together with this, he is one delicate, weak individual out of the innumerable individuals of the numberless varieties of beings dispersed through the levels of the universe.
The Old Said (Bediuzzaman) saw the reality of worldly life in a vision. It transformed him into the New Said.
Consider what you want to achieve spiritually in the coming months or year. Now write down the most important things. For example, you might include the following: Seeing God in everyone; finding communion with my family; feeling more compassionate; expressing love more freely.