Line upon line. Row upon row. Shuffling, Shifting, We stand. x & y axes meet. The interlocking pieces of a tessellation, Shadows of darkness bouncing off light. Like chess pieces jockeying for position In the rumbling silence Before a battle begins. Or as flights of swallows Swooping back and forth, The undulations of a Japanese fan in the breeze. Sandalwood beads slip through fingers Like grains of sand In an hourglass While upswept hands cup Mercy Streaming from angels’ win
Tonight the Universe has opened its doors to us. Inky waters lapping jagged rocks As we stare into a blanket With the texture of Black velvet apricots, Dark and sweet. A granite sky studded with diamond pins, Linking our present to our past. Ploughing forward, Endlessly, Ceaselessly, Pulled back we are. We gingerly gather our footing, Striving to stand still whilst Clutching wish bottles, tightly sealed. We are set in motion, Spinning tops, shattering. Nothing is stationary.
I am an introvert in a world that pushes me to be an extrovert. I am an artist in a world that values me as a scientist. I am a healer in a world that reduces me to a set of letters: BA, MD, FRCPC. I am a woman in a world that wants me to be a man. I am religious in a world that tells me to be secular. I am spiritual in a world that tells me to be religious. I am religious in a world that tells me to be spiritual. Religious, spiritual, religious. I am a human being in a world
Assalamu Alaikum! May Peace be upon you! May the Source of Peace (as-Salaam) Shower you with peace! Ameen. Welcome to Mindfully Muslim. Mindfully Muslim is a group therapy program rooted in the Islamic tradition, but it is also a gateway to so much more. Existing evidence-based mindfulness therapies such as MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) have provided inspiration for this program. Although these therapies explicitl
I am a child for peace who likes to wonder. I wonder about time and existence. I hear the gurgling of a woodland brook. I see the flapping of dove's wings. I want to live in a world of peace and serenity. I am a child for peace who likes to wonder. I pretend that I'm flying on an ivory dragon in a land far beyond. I feel the gentleness of a lotus petal. I worry about the way the media portrays my religion. I cry for the innocent people dying and suffering. I am a child for pe