Life in the Slow Lane

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

God has the power to touch the heart of the sinner, to turn him away from his wicked ways. -Rabi'a, "Rabi'a the Mystic" From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York. Commentary:... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Morning Has Broken On a Beautiful Life Filled Day

Remember the Cat Stevens song, Morning has broken? Morning has broken, Like the first morning. Blackbird is singing Like the first bird Praise to the morning Praise to the dawning...... It may be wild speculation, but..... I think Cat stayed up all night when he wrote that song. No matter what the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 5, 2006

Cupid's Disease

CUPID’S DISEASE Oliver Sacks ABRiGHT WOMAN OF NINETY, NATASHA K., RECENTLY CAME TO OUR CLINIC. SOON AFFER HER EIGHTY-EIGHTH birthday, she said, she noticed ‘a change.’ What sort of change? we queried. ‘Delightful!’ she exclaimed. ‘I thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt more energetic, more alive—I felt... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

My little light shines on in the form of leaving my headlights on yesterday

Well, I know you want to hear this story: LOL, come back tomorrow (or later today) and I will tell it. [grin] Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Let Your Music Begin...... I AM BACK!!!!!

What I hope to share in writing this blog, are (as yet) unknown blessings already on their way to you. The music that has been hidden in your soul since birth and some speculate, even before your birth here on earth in this "time" in his-story as well as her-story; is ready to be birthed: "except... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Sometimes Life Goes Too Slow

I am visiting my sister in Ohio for my annual after-Christmas family connect. The visit is wonderful, but..... I need to pay my car insurance and I have 14.00 in my checking account. So I am trying to find a temp job in Cleveland, Ohio. So far, this has proven to be somewhat elusive. Early this... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 20, 2004

THIS will slow you down

You can find more of these on my Blog, Rumi and Other Mystic Poets So here is one of my favorites from Hafiz: Today, The Vegetables would like to be cut By someone who is singing God's Name How could Hafiz know Such top secret information? Because Once we were all tomatoes, Potatoes, onions or... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Non Islamic Sufism in the West

From: Dr. Alan Godlas, University of Georgia Non-Islamic Sufi Organizations and Schools in the West In addition to the various Islamic Sufi orders that now have centers in the West, a number of non-Islamic Sufi organizations have arisen in the West. These groups teach various Sufi doctrines and... Sign in to see full entry.

What Is Sufism?

It is easier to talk about what sufism is that what a sufi is. Here is what one author has to say: "Sufism or tasawwuf, as it is called in Arabic, is generally understood by scholars and Sufis to be the inner, mystical, or psycho-spiritual dimension of Islam. Today, however, many Muslims and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

What IS a Sufi???

Well, some say that a sufi is a person with three days left to live and two of them are gone. In my experience, I sufi is one who wants to know God from within rather than know about God. The sufi says, "Don't tell me about God, introduce me!" So what do sufi's do? Well, first off, there are over... Sign in to see full entry.

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