In a tale of human progress and a defence of progress, people learn from their parents and their parents' parents, and who, after trials and tribulations, wind up committed to each other. Unrecognizing that our life is a story of fellowship. Because when you look deeper into the unconscious, the separations between individuals begin to … Continue reading Were we mere blank slates?
A 'ba' is not a 'dza', a non-linear thinker is not a linear thinker. Here’s a quick quiz I've gotten from a website to determine your thinking style. Imagine yourself facing a challenge. Does column one or column two feel like the best way to proceed? Column One … Continue reading Non-linear thinking and its spirituality
Shaykh Mendes said, The Prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam learnt from other cultures, if there is wisdom, and we can do this too. We can even learn things from people who are not Muslims. Sayyidina Ali (ra) said, "Even if the wisdom is from people who worship idols, we can still learn from them." Below are … Continue reading The crisis between spirituality and social maladjustment – recommended readings
Really love the approach of Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes when it comes to spirituality. Imbuing spirituality with social issues, which I find personally relatable when it comes to the teaching or therapeutic line like counselling or psychology. It was a privilege to have him here all the way from the US and to remind us … Continue reading Purpose of place: finding Allah through life’s mission
Therapist: please tell your friend that sometimes we choose the tough path only because we feel that to achieve important things we have to take the tough path We feel we need to punish ourselves But why? Why not choose the easy way out? What is so bad about it? Especially when we are unprepared … Continue reading Dear zindagi life lessons on freedom
In my previous post, "Islamic view of a twin flame union", I wrote about the concept of twin flame, and although the concept of twin flames or twin souls is highly seen as a divine connection of oneself losing their egos and loving unconditionally, there would be in some cases, contradicting views as the 'runner' and … Continue reading Lightworkers and Narcissists
The husband of a super-mum may feel rejected, especially if he depends on his wife to provide meaning for his life. He may feel that a baby, especially a son - is a rival, yet he may avoid his wife's need for intimacy, support or responsibility. He may become depressed and/or obsess about intimate affairs … Continue reading The only woman I truly loved was another man’s wife ….My Mother