Consultation is important. You by yourself, maybe you cannot find an answer. Maybe someone else has an answer for you. Maybe you speak to other people, you go out and you see sign is going to come to you. Maybe when you speak to your Sheykh, he may say a couple of things and it can open up your mind. But never you are going to go through something with the ego. That you cannot find a solution, always you know what the solution is. Deeper that you go in, in Tarikat, more you understand there is a solution. It’s right there in front of your face. But it just require some ‘payment,’ some ‘credit.’
So it’s a question of whether you want to do it or you don’t want to do it. Like for example, now is the question of what? Will. You understand? Now it is iraada, it is will. “Ahh, I cannot wake up for fajr. I don’t know what happened. I really try.’ You don’t want to wake up. You want to sleep. That’s why you sleep. Don’t say you cannot find a solution. Because all our problems really in the ego, we think it is so unique. So singular. It is so, ‘Only my problems. No one else understands. Never before it has happened. Never again it’s going to happen.’ But it’s same old problem. Everyone has the same problem. Same. Maybe different degrees. It’s not so special. We are not so special. Our ego is not special. Our spirit is special.
So you said, ‘I cannot wake up. I don’t know why?’ You don’t want to wake up. You love to sleep. You don’t want to wake up. You must be sincere. Then later when you say, ‘No. I want to wake up.’ Then you are going to use your will. Once you start using your will, you’ll find an answer. Even if you have to smack yourself, you will find an answer to wake up. This is how you are going to use the will that Allah has given you. You are going to put your will and you are going to put Allah’s will together. It’s not because you cannot find a solution.
More sincere, more you are looking, more you know what you have to do. That’s the time when you use your will, even if you take one step, that’s all you can do, Allah will take ten steps to you. Help is going to come your way. If you really cannot find anything, stop fighting. Go to sleep. Take a break. Do other things. Sometimes the answer is not coming just through thinking. So many times it’s not through thinking. It’s when you stop thinking, something is going to happen. It’s going to come to you. Understand? Insya’Allah.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz,
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
7 Shawwal 1436H
July 23, 2015