Changes…

As the year draws to a close, and a new one is upon us, I find myself wanting more and expecting more, first from myself, but also from everyone else!

More effort! More understanding! More cooperation! More peace! More harmony!

Imagine how better off we would all be if we all tried just a little harder. This applies not just to individuals, but nations, governments and religions as well.

I believe that within each individual, “God has placed His own spirit, so there is great potential in every human being. Those who cultivate the talents given to them become resourceful, and those who neglect their talents become weak. God has not only given talents and intelligence to the human being, but also the initiative to apply them. We should, therefore, strive to develop what has been given to us and become resourceful.”1 

I wrote a haiku about the moon years ago (http://wp.me/p2hekR-1). As the year changes tonight, so does the phase of the moon. I think this is one of those rare occurrences, but I take it as an additional sign of the change, which may be upon us.

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I wish everyone a better New Year, filled with much hope, more peace & harmony and abounding prosperity!

 

 

 

1 Sultan Abdulhameed The Quran and The Life of Excellence (Denver, CO: Outskirts Press: 2010) pp. 207-208

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Tis the Season…

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Although I do not celebrate Christmas, I still consider it a time of hope and joy because many of my friends do.

Any time when people stop to think about peace on Earth and goodwill towards their fellow men is a good time.

Any where there is conflict or strife on the planet, I wish that we could just pause for a moment, and reflect on what we have to be grateful for and how worse it could be.

We can decide on what we can do to make it better.

This is a part of the divinity in all of us.