Being in the world, but not of it, does not imply an ascending journey to escape Earthly life, but a radical re-engagement with the world knowing our true place as a fractal of God.
Ayni is a way of life in a world of living energy – kawsay pacha – that embraces sacred reciprocity. What affects me, affects you. The health of the individual is inseparable from the health of the community.
The dervish spins and spins, abandoning worldly orientation for the pure centre of God. Similarly, a great centrifugal force pulls in all the disparate experiences of our lives into a coherent unity.