Overheard at Eagle Rock in Topanga Canyon (Why I am Sufi too)

Seventeen years ago I spent a Thanksgiving Day biking and fasting in Topanga Canyon State Park just north of LA (just east of Malibu) (far west of Charleston). 

I’d found a cavelet in the nose of Eagle Rock, a large slab of bald rock jutting up and out on a mountain ridge. While inside the cavelet unaware of my presence below them I overheard a man saying this to a woman above me on the rock:

There’s an old Sufi saying — Sufism is a mystical branch of Islam — where they contend that God is too vast and complex to be understood by a human mind, so you should just believe in whatever God makes you happiest, since no matter what you believe you’re going to be wrong anyway.

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