• The Late Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

      Our Dear Emir of the State of Kuwait – Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, has died at the age of 91.  The Emir had suffered with ill health for several years. Sheikh Sabah had ruled the oil-rich Gulf Arab state since 2006 and had overseen its foreign policy for more than 50 years. He was Continue reading »

  • Choosing Pity or Mercy?

    Choosing Pity or Mercy?   “All people commit sins and make mistakes. God forgives them, and people are acting in a godlike (divine) way when they forgive.” Alexander Pope (poet, writer, translator)   What is the difference between pity and mercy? I get asked this question quite often.  People ask: Are they not the same Continue reading »

  • I Am the Mirror – A Poem

    I Am the Mirror   As a mirror my purpose is to reflect what is… I cannot distort the truth… I only reflect what is… on the outside… Unlike the camera which can sometimes capture The spirit of the one on the inside…. That one who is always looking out… I, in truth can only Continue reading »

  • Seeing Virtues and Specialities in Others

    Seeing the specialities of someone takes effort and practice, but brings us great rewards in life.  The more we cultivate an attitude and vision of seeing virtues and specialities, then the more we will naturally see those specialities and virtues and they will grow in our own life.

  • Solitude

    Our life is meant to be lived in balance like yin and yang, and one such balance is between sound and silence.  We need not become a hermit and go and sit on a mountain top.