“Deserts and Mountains” is a book about the joy of finding the Road to one’s ownself and to God. This is a vivid novel combining within it past and present, Sufism and real life experience-all in the name of Love; showing us how love (divine,human,…spiritual) can change our lives.
The main character Ali (a Canadian with Turkish roots) shows us the belief that love is the basic particle of life; love and love only connect people through centuries, cultures and geographical places. I re-read the book because it’s also a beautiful teaching about patience-how to understand that advancing and growing up spiritually also requires to be calm and patient, to pass through painful moments-on the Road of self-knowledge and divine wisdom.
This book is also about something that every mother knows :if there’s no pain, the baby’s road cannot open for it to be born. The search for God and oneself is based on the same principle: for our spirit to be born,we suffer with patience knowing that all our efforts will finally be rewarded with the bliss of love. All of these beautiful messages are written exquisitely and serve as the perfect balm for our searching souls.
It’s also a magnificent way to start the weekend by having a look at the beauty of the Alhambra.