O’ Barman – Al Rumi from Shams Tabriz

     This piece from Shams Tabriz where Rumi describes his night at the bar: Where am I from? O barman pass me my drink, Pour that cheerful and holly liquor on my soul, O Barman, Put the beloved glass in my hands, thus it is my rock in despair O Barman, You are the […]

On the Road to Divinity

I am He whom I love, And He whom I love is I: We are two spirits Dwelling in one body. If thou sees me Thou see him And if thou sees him Thou see us both With such mysticism we started our journey. We didn’t have anything planned just two souls on the road […]

If A Tree Could Wander : Rumi

“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” – Rumi Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī)  was a 13th Century Sufi mystic and poet, from Persia (Rumi was born in modern day Afghanistan and lived for a while in Turkey). Rumi’s poetry expresses his longing for union with […]

7 people who gave up civilization to live in the wild

  “I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown. These take place only in communities where some have got more than is sufficient while others have not enough.” — The Village, Chapter 8     Christopher McCandless  Best known from Jon Krakauer’s […]

Letter from Alanoud Alfayez

  To World Media,The people ,seeking to save what's left of my 4 daughters youth and health,no vengeance nor hate.Help us #FreeThe4 — Alanoud D. Alfayez (@AlanoudDAlfayez) March 23, 2014     Years have gone by, and my four daughters, Sahar, Maha, Hala, & Jawaher are still held against their will, confined in heavily guarded […]

Why I Chose the Simple Life: By L. Kevin Johnson

  all the models around me advocated that kind of path.  It was the path of materialistic consumerism, of “want” and “buy”.  That’s the trap I was born into and consequently, that’s the road I started off on. Hot Water & Other Luxuries When I was 18 years old, recently graduated from high school, I […]