"Every creature is full of God,
and is a book about God.
Every creature is a word of God.
If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature, even a caterpillar, I would never have to prepare a sermon. So full of God is every creature."
- Meister Eckhart, one of the most brilliant mystic ever born, from 13th century. may God be pleased with him and unite us with their blessed stations. - via Becoming Awakened Blog.
Don't speak of your suffering - He's speaking.
Don't look for Him everywhere - He's looking for you.
An ant's foot touches a leaf, He senses it;
A pebble shifts in a streambed, He knows it.
If there's worm hidden deep in a rock,
He'll know its body, tiny like an atom,
The sound of its praise, its secret esctasy -
All this He knows by divine knowing.
He has given the tiniest worm its food;
He has opened to you the Way of the Holy Ones.
- Sanai, Persian Sufi Poet of 12th century