Dear Narcissus

A few months ago I was invited to attend a spoken word gathering to fundraise for Syria. The crowd was came from all ages, race and religion, but it was striking to see how similar the poems were. One particular poem that struck me was one about Narcissus, a man from greek mythology who was led to a…

The Swords of Self-Discipline

Taken from Marc Manley: http://www.marcmanley.com/tag/aphorisms/ ———————————————– I have been taking the time to re-read al-Ghazzali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din again (as I do from time to time) and always enjoy the anecdotes and aphorisms he sprinkles throughout his prose. One in particular is from Yahya bin Mu’adh al-Razi: جاهد نفسك بأسياف الرياضة – والرياضة على أربعة أوجه: القوت من…