Reflection 1-5

There are those that love Shakespeare, and then those that love the feeling of understanding something no one else can. Another example of a life full of empty pleasures.

Reflection 1-4

There is an Arabic aphorism that states:

كُلُّ جَدِيدٍ لذِيذٌ

This rings particularly true today where we see a shared obsession for “re-ing.”

Reinvent, renaissance, revolution, renovate, rethink, revisit, reply. If we could redo gender, we would – wait, we already have (though trans-ing is still not nearly as Miami as “re-ing”).

And so the rallying cry for thought leadership, for “re-ing”, fully reduced, is a narrative of ideas.

Where then does heart or spiritual leadership fit in? Perhaps it doesn’t…it’s hard to redo perfection. The narrative is done.

Reflection 1-3

We agree that transparency is important in relationships.

That is not to say that everything need be said, but rather that one lives such that they leave nothing to say.

Reflection 1-2

Some judge piety by the length of their beards, the width of their khimar, or the height of their knowledge.

The pious reserve measure for their deficiencies.

Reflection 1-1

It is a western malady.

 We dub sin as modernity and godliness as old-fashioned. The former is seen as rapidly progressive, the latter stale and static.

And they are right.

One is a car quickly racing over the edge of a precipitous cliff, the other safely parked in a heated garage. It is not surprising then that suicide, spiritual or otherwise, seems to be in vogue these days.