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Learning from charlatans

By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota

Imam Ibn Hazm has noted, those who cross the line when offering advice and help become a “seeker of submission and possession,” are wrongdoers and not advisers.

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When You Don’t Measure Up

While scrolling through my Facebook feed, I ran across this t-shirt ad:

As soon as I saw it, I couldn’t help but exclaim,


You see, I’ve been reflecting on twenty years of marriage the past couple of weeks. 852 more words


Appreciation in extremity

Today we have a guest post from a wise monk of my acquaintance. The protagonist of the embedded story, Ajahn Tongrat, was a teacher of Ajahn Chah’s (1918-1992). 577 more words


Divert your energy and unlock your peace

The extent of the disappointments we come across everyday differ, but what usually dominates is the word – Sorry!

The word prevails regardless of the magnitude of the offense that was committed. 230 more words

Why do I need to define myself

When I know you would still judge me
whatever be the case!

Why should I choose my words…

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When you set off the fire alarm at winter camp

Sometimes you make mistakes that make you feel like the messiness just keeps piling up in life.

And sometimes you have a hearty crowd to see the mishap happen live. 1,221 more words

What I Wish I Knew at 17

Have you ever looked back at your teenage years and wish you could get a do-over? Not entertained that boy, spoke up in a certain situation, not allowed that mean girl to get away with WHATEVER she got away with? 1,042 more words