I have Loved in life and I have been Loved.
My heart has been broken and again made whole.
My heart has been wounded and healed again.
A thousand deaths my heart has died, and thanks be to Love, it lives yet.
I went through hell and saw there Love’s raging fire,
and I entered heaven illumined with the light of Love.
I bowed my head low in humility, and on my knees I begged of Love,
“Disclose to me, O Love, your secret.”
She took me gently by my arms and lifted me above the earth,
and spoke softly in my ear,
“My dear one, you yourself are Love, are Lover, and you are the beloved whom you have adored.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan