A Month of Introspection

Today is the first day of the month of Ramadaan and I am fasting. I love this month because it is an opportunity to slow down and be quiet. In the city where I live, everything slows down during this month and the work and school hours are reduced. Shops and restaurants only open after…

I am a nomadic soul with a Sufi heart

I think I may have found my spiritual home. In the last year I have been drawn to the poetry of Rumi; the acclaimed Sufi poet from the 13th Century. My heart has been so thirsty for so long, his words are like a balm for me; wrapping me in their warmth and giving me…

My little me hurts and hurts

There is a little girl in me who hurts and hurts. She is very sensitive and fragile. Looking outward hoping for praise, attention and love Scanning faces for indifference and disapproval Feeling bad for her thoughts, words and actions Clinging and grasping onto the smallest gestures of warmth They are never enough People always disappoint…

Changes

The winds of change have blown through my life recently upsetting the work-life balance that I had carefully constructed. Work for the last three years has been my one constant; The one thing that I could depend on to be stable and secure and the same. It has been my personal life that has been…