Do not abandon the Invocation
because you do not feel
the Presence of God therein.
For your forgetfulness of the Invocation of Him
Is worse than your forgetfulness
In the Invocation of Him.
Perhaps he will take you from an Invocation
With forgetfulness to one with vigilance,
And from one with vigilance to one
With the presence of God,
And from one with the Presence of God to one
Wherein everything but the invoked is absent.
Shaykh Ibn Ata’illah Al Iskandari