The Sixth Rule of Love

Values cherished by most human beings, such as security, comfort, and happiness, had hardly any meaning in Shams’s eyes. And his distrust of words was so intense that often he went without speaking for days. That, too, was one of his rules:

“Most of the problems of the world stem from linguistic mistakes and simple misunderstandings. Don’t ever take words at face value. When you step in the zone of love, language as we know it becomes obsolete. That which cannot be put into words can only be grasped through silence.”

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