COLLEGE PARK, MD – Many of us know how to survive. In some ways there is an ease to survival. One has little choice in matters – he or she simply must do what they have to do to get through a time or situation. Thriving can pose a more difficult challenge if one hasContinue reading “What's After Survival?”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – The objective of a believer, in large part, is to be prepared for tomorrow. The highest example of this is the tomorrow of the afterlife. This mentality also has a great worldy benefit. It is the essence of leadership. Leadership is the cornerstone of a healthy society.
SHARPSBURG, MD – Rites of passage are celebrations which occur when an individual leaves one group to enter another. A common example historically has been when a person enters into adulthood from childhood. Bar and bat mitzvahs are a good example from Judaism. These types of rituals are important markers for citizens of a society to beContinue reading “Civil Rites”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Our desires are not the measure of our ambition. Ambition is measured by how content we aim to be. Most people will steer us wrong on this subject. Many think lack of contentment is the fuel needed to keep the fire of our desire burning. That is actually true, but thatContinue reading “The Fire of Our Desire”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Ambition is a trait that is respected throughout the worlds. It is popularly defined as “strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.” It doesn’t matter the time or place you live in or the culture you are a part of – people value ambition andContinue reading “Ambition is Not Lack of Contentment”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Anyone involved in computer programming is familiar with the term ‘hackathon’. A hackathon is a sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others collaborate intensively on software projects. I’m talking about something a little different.
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Self-control is one of the greatest determinants of destiny. Without it we can’t achieve anything – material or immaterial. But it is so hard to exhibit.
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Ramadan has come and is almost gone. May we see our dear friend again. I wish a blessed Eid to all. This is a good time to reflect upon our efforts and intentions for whatever length of road we have left ahead – if any. Let’s use this opportunity to recapContinue reading “Submission is No Sub-Mission”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Developing our spiritual eyesight is necessary to happiness. Without doing so we are walking around with an eye patch impeding our vision. As such we will bump into things, fall down, and generally lack depth perception in our lives. This is true of all human beings to one degree or another,Continue reading “Buried Without a Trace”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Let’s pick up right where we left off last week. We noted that in order to assess where we stand in regards to our unseen, spiritual training as givers we must measure in unseen benchmarks. Easier said than done.