"we always strive to become better than we are"
In this way, love offers us the key to alchemy and the realization of our divine self. The poem, The Alchemy of Love
by the Sufi mystic Rumi addresses just that:
THE ALCHEMY OF LOVE (excerpts)
You come to us from another world...
You transform all who are touched by you...
You are the master alchemist...
Sufi dancers at Rumi's Tomb - Credit: Intension
is a branch of Islamic philosophy which emphasizes the mystical, spiritual dimension of the religion. Both Sufism and Rumi were strongly linked to the practice of alchemy.