Inward journey:

Inward journey depicts the journey from selflessness to divine whole. It is the story of a sufi as he become still and at the end of this journey he is projected in true love’s face like a mirror. Through this journey, he is constantly seeking the heights path.

Like Rumi’s imaginary poets which transcend the mundane world, theses photos represents the faceless colours. The colours in this poetic imaginary represent nothing but true colours faded in such a figurative manner to present the state of spiritual love.

These images are inspired and accompanied by Rumi’s poet and his ecstatic rhymes. (The copyright of English translation of Rumi’s poet (Farsi) is hold for Shahriar Shahriari):

Let go of deceptions O heart
Madness embrace, madness embrace
Moth-like, go to the heart of the hearth
Fire face, fire face

Make yourself a stranger
Turn your home to a manger
With the lovers of this danger
Cohabitate in one place, in one place

Open your heart like a tray
Vengeance wash away and pray
The wine of love, when down you lay
Your cup grace, your cup grace

You must become wholly a soul
To be worthy of the Divine Whole
If with the drunk you play your role
Drinking chase, drinking chase

The bead from the ear-ring
With cheek will speak and sing
If cheek and ear you seek and cling
Mother-of-pearl make your space

When your soul flies easy
From this, our sweet fantasy
Like lovers in mortal ecstasy
Your story trace, your story trace

Your mind will first imagine
Then will draw you therein
Trade mind and fate in your within
Onward race, onward race

If graced with Beloved’s affection
Like a mirror become reflection
If naked made such selection
Wrap in lace, wrap in lace

O tongue may you become still
Not with speech egos fulfill
Spirit leaves tongue null and nil
No more disgrace, and nor deface