“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi
Have you ever wondered if there is such a thing as true love, like in the good old movies of Casablanca or The Notebook? Maybe you’ve Continue →
“The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” ~Ralph Blum
Divorce. Not an activity that I ever had on my to-do list and not something I contemplated when I got engaged in Paris. Who does?
We’ve all heard the statistics that one in three marriages ends Continue →
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Today, local journalists and political analysts accused President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi of purposefully causing delays in the appointment of Yemen’s new prime minister. ”President Hadi is wasting the time he has to choose the prime minister, while he can ‘save the day’ and avoid a complete failure,” said political analyst Waili. Continue →
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Islamic State militants killed Iraqi human rights activist and lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi last Monday, September 22 in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The militant group seized al-Nuaimi from her home after she posted messages on her Facebook condemning the Islamic State’s “barbaric” destruction of religious sites in Mosul. According Continue →
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Human Rights Watch released a report highlighting the “rollback of human rights and rule of law” in Turkey under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP). The findings implicate the very heart of the government in allegations of Continue →
Democracy Now! Monday, September 29, 2014
The new National Nuclear Security Administration plant in Kansas City. (Photo: NNSA)
The Obama administration’s nuclear policy was on the receiving end of a one-two punch from the New York Times. First, on September 22, in a piece titled U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms, William Broad and Continue →
“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole lives waiting to start living.” ~Eckhart Tolle
One key lesson I learned on my journey to developing my business knowledge base is that everything is built from the ground up, and each stage has important lessons for the subsequent stages. Sometimes Continue →
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~Pema Chodron
Contained within your fears is genuine wisdom waiting to be discovered. Don’t underestimate this.
In order to tap into this wisdom, you must interview your fears, meeting them with curiosity and compassion. Allow them to speak Continue →
Sharmouta: Names Games in Israel
See also Official – no-one called Mohammed here
By Hatim Kanaaneh, [above] Palestine Chronicle
September 25, 2014
The Name Games are on in Israel. On the eve of the 5775 Jewish New Year the Israeli Population, Immigration and Border Authority announced the winning first name most commonly given to Continue →
Let us now praise famous laws and the year that begat them: 1964...
Jonah and the big fish as depicted by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel.
Jonah and the Elephant
By Robert Cohen, Micah’s Paradigm Shift
September 28, 2014
I hadn’t seen my old friend Jonah for two years. The last time he had turned up he occupied my sitting room couch, seaweed Continue →