O human being! Your Wise Creator [Faṭir al-ḥakīm] has placed a very interesting feature in you. Sometimes, you feel so tight that the earth feels small for you. At other times, you inhabit a tiny space: you get lost in a memory, a moment, or a task. Your heart and mind, which does not fit the vast earth, gets consumed within that tiny thing. You focus with strongest feelings on a tiny memory or a recollection.
At the same time, you are also gifted with such spiritual and emotional faculties that some of them will not be satisfied even if they get the entire universe. And, you have other delicate senses that get burdened by a tiny thing. This spiritual complexity can be understood with the following metaphor from your physical body: your head can carry pounds of weight while your eyeballs will be burdened by tiny bit of hair. Similarly, you have some very delicate feelings that will not bear the weight of a ‘hair’, so to speak. That is, we have such delicate feelings cannot bear the smallest consequences of forgetfulness of God and misguidance. They can even choke and die at those situations.
Since this is so, be careful. Do not get drowned in a bit of pleasure, in an utterance, in a flash of light, in an indication or a kiss. You are made for much more…*
“and when I have formed him [Adam] fully and breathed into him of My spirit…”
[*Excerpted from Said Nursi, Flashes, 17th Flash, 14th point.]