Jummah Reflection | The Web

Jummah Reflection | The Web

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   Some days I am overwhelmed by a consciousness of the interconnectedness that is the human experience.   I’ll look down and ponder the many people who touched the bracelet on my arm–from the…

Jummah Reflection | Just Be.

Jummah Reflection | Just Be.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Due to the loss of life I’ve witnessed recently, including one in my own circle of friends, I’ve been thinking a lot in the past couple weeks about impermanence. The trip I took to…

Jummah Reflection: Being Human

Jummah Reflection: Being Human

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   I’m preparing to take a social media break for the next couple weeks and devote my energy to writing the story of my spiritual journey. This is not an easy story to write,…

Jummah Reflection: On Community

Jummah Reflection: On Community

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   We like to romanticize the idea of the lone wolf hero or the independent self-made person who ‘makes it’ on their own. Countless stories and movies have been made about being The One…

Jummah Reflection:  Your Attention Please

Jummah Reflection: Your Attention Please

I used to believe (and have often stated) that the only thing we have any real control over is how we choose to respond to any given circumstance. But this week I realized there’s one more thing we have absolute…

Jummah Reflection:  From Fasting, Consciousness

Jummah Reflection: From Fasting, Consciousness

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. Last night I went to an interfaith iftar and listened to a Muslim teacher and a Catholic priest discuss the value of fasting. And they were in agreement that this particular spiritual discipline allows…

Jummah Reflection: Martyrdom is Easy

Jummah Reflection: Martyrdom is Easy

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   There is a profound egoism in waging a constant battle against the ills of the world, especially at the expense of all else.   That’s not to say that we shouldn’t fight injustice,…

Jummah Reflection: Personal Accountability

Jummah Reflection: Personal Accountability

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF! {Say: “Shall I seek a lord other than Allah, while He is the Lord of all things? No person earns any (sin) except against himself (only), and no bearer of burdens shall bear the…

Jummah Mubarak: Are You Right With God?

Jummah Mubarak: Are You Right With God?

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF! This week I’ve been thinking about how easy it is to build a case that supports my own ego and to justify the things I want to do using holy texts and ‘good intentions’….

Jummah Reflection: Mercy, Mercy Me.

Jummah Reflection: Mercy, Mercy Me.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom and Happy Cinco de Mayo! At the behest of a trusted spiritual guide, I have been spending a lot of time lately thinking about the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). “And We have…