"O my Lord, the one who has lost You,
what else has he found?
And the one who has found You,
what else has he lost?"
- Ibn ‘Attaillah as-Sakandari
O son, today, let us reflect on this seemingly short yet piercing saying, especially to a thinking mind. There is an opposite to that - Mawlana Shaykh Nazim often says - 'no-thinking mind'. A mind must be programmed to seek Allah. So is the heart. But for most people Allah is a vague idea about God in their mind which they often take for granted. Likewise, a heart must be set to look for Allah or else it would not notice if it had lost Him because He is not there in the first place.