On my second trip to Iran, I had a deeply transformative encounter with a Sufi mystic. This journey not only led me to explore the intricate beauty of Sufi traditions through music and poems but also took me to the sacred sites of revered figures like Hafez and Saadi, among other great Sufi mystics. The highlight of this spiritual journey was a retreat into the desert with my Sufi guide, a profound experience that connected me more deeply with the essence and love of the Sufi path.