:s1: I find that one of the best ways to become more practising in one's religious observation is to read accounts of the spiritual experiences of the awliya of the past. This reading charges one up spiritually. Here is an example: Similar quotes are to be found in the writings of many awliya of Islam. The most explicit I have read have been those of Shaykh Ruzbihan Baqli. Let's use this thread to collate such writings which we may have come across so we have them in one convenient place.