Don’t look to earthly power! The work of earthly ones is related to animal power. Your gaze should be upon the heavens. Don’t value earthly things. Not its gold or its treasures; everything around the world, don’t hunger for it! They give you no benefit. What gives benefit is as we say, “to cling” to the Awliya, like cats that caress those they love, those to whom they show affection. Show affection and nearness to the holy ones so that they don’t distance themselves from you. Allah Dhū l-Jalāl’s servants are like Shah Mardan; cheerfully chirping, roaming around the world: “Is there someone looking for us?” “Is there someone asking for us?” Holy, spiritual ones saying this and flying around continually. May Allah keep our assembly with them, not away from them.
– Sultan ul-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Qs)