Serenity and Peacefulness
Literally meaning calmness, silence, steadiness, solemnity, familiarity, subsidence of waves and tranquillity, serenity is the opposite of airiness, flightiness, restlessness and wavering or indecision. In the language of Sufism, serenity means that a heart becomes at rest by the gifts coming from the Unseen. Such a restful heart is always in the expectation of the breezes to come from the realms beyond in utmost care and self-possession and travels around peacefulness. This rank is the beginning of the rank of certainty coming from direct observance. This is why the gifts coming through knowledge are confused with the gifts 'obtained' through insight and the horizon of observing secret truths is clouded. This gives rise to some wrong conclusions [about the reality of things].