The best you can seek from Him
is what He seeks from you.
A sign of being deluded is:
sorrow over loss of obedience while failing to get on with it.
(Ibn Ata' Illah)
Source and Recommended Reading:
'The Book of Wisdom'
By Victor Danner (Author), Wheeler M. Thackston (Author), Annemarie Schimmel (Author)
Two early Sufi classics are contained here in one volume. They embody the essence of spiritual life in the Islamic tradition. Ibn 'Ata' Illah (c. 1250-1309) was a Sufi saint and sage who lived in Egypt. Kwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006-1089) was one of major early writers of Persian mystical literature.