I was all set. Ready for the premier of Maleficent on a TV channel at the convenience of my own house. I even had a warm cup of tea with me.
As the film started, my eyes were glued to the set. Fascinating effects and colours of the make-believe world – the way Angelina Jolie’s character, maleficent herself, swooshed inches above the ground and the water then rose up above the cloud to feel the wind and the sunshine. Continue reading →
“… So when they have focused their hearts and their spiritual aspirations on God and have truly taken refuge with Him – giving up any reliance on the claims of reflection and investigation and intellectual results – then their hearts are purified and open. Once they have this inner receptivity, God manifests Himself to them, teaching them and informing them through the direct vision of the inner meanings of those (obscure scriptural) words and reports, in a single instant.”
– Futuhat Al Makkiyah, Ibn Arabi
Hope this note finds you well.
It is a dynamic time that we are living in at the moment. Various things are happening at a global and national level, and, one suspects, at our immediate surrounding of work, family, and friends, as well as interiorly within ourselves. Along with it, rises various challenges that may create discomfort, doubts, and perhaps preferences of how things need to be. It is indeed a time of change. One that may define how we move forward to become our honest self. Continue reading →
When sadness comes early in the morning, dissolve the habitual conclusion that something has gone wrong. When hopelessness, burning, and longing greet you in the night, melt away the dream that you have somehow failed yet again. Continue reading →