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Take the Job to its Completion 28 March 2011

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This culture of minimalism that pervades our thinking and action allows for a culture of corruption to overtake us.  By “minimalism” I speak of that tendency that so many of us have, that allows us to do the bare minimum in accomplishing what we want to accomplish. (more…)

We are networks of copycats 13 September 2010

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Despite our individuality, it is in our nature to mimic others.  We mimic others in our language, in our posture, in our expressions.  You have to wonder what about yourself, if anything, is original.  You have to wonder if there is any aspect of your life that, at some point, was not a mimicking of someone else.  Thus, your individuality — beyond your individual consciousness — might be that unique combination of the various imitations in the various aspects of your person and history. (more…)

Micro-cultures and the impossible necessity of lifelong practices 5 July 2010

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I differentiate between habits and practices, based on their relationship with the raging river that is society.  The raging river of society pushes you to conform every aspect of your life to float along with its currents.  Your practices, however, might keep you in control. (more…)

Discipline in Asking Questions 28 June 2010

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The path to knowledge involves asking questions. The path to God involves yearning.  When you ask about the Tradition, try — when you can — to ask questions that pertain to your yearning for God. (more…)

Centrality 21 June 2010

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The Qur’an challenges you — believer, non-believer, rejector — to extend your beliefs to their logical conclusions.  Meaning, take what you believe about anything and everything, and understand what the consequences of these beliefs really are.

If this challenge is too difficult, look to your actions.  Your actions will reveal much about your true beliefs.  Look at the expect results of your actions, and see where your actions take you.  Actions result in destinations.  What are the destinations of your actions. (more…)

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