“We are all more than our body. We also — all of us — possess a soul.
The body is where the soul resides, to the extent a statement like that is intelligible to anyone.
We nourish our body with food and drink. And we titillate it with all kinds of delectables, from sweets to fruits and all things delicious and pleasurable.
Food for the soul is turning to God. For, it was God who breathed in Adam’s body his spirit when he fashioned him with his two hands.
So, the soul has a perpetual hankering for God — for its maker and master. And it will not find real peace or satisfaction with anyone or anything else.
And the way to delight and nourish the soul is remembrance of God, whether it is through chanting of words — Dhikrullah — or through contemplation and meditation: Tafakkur and Tadabbur.
A hungry and tormented soul then finds peace and joy. And then it returns to God well pleased with itself and with all else. In a state of perfect contentment.
It is then welcome by God in the abode of everlasting delight and ecstasy, in the most exalted and honored company of God’s Elect.
Yaa ayyatuhannafsul mutmainnah, irji’ee ilaa rabbiki raadiyatam mardiyyah. Fadkhulee fi ‘ibaadee, wadkhulee jannatee!” (Dr. Pasha)