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I was watching a documentary the other day, about the huge advancements medicine has made in recent years. And it was rather surprising for me, that one segment focused solely on Continue Reading »

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There is an old saying in Arabic, that goes:
الصَّبرُ مفتاح الفَرَج.
Loosely translated, it means patience is the key to unlock the doors of salvation.

 

But patience alone means nothing, and Continue Reading »

This article is the final part of a collaboration project between myself and Kendall F. Person. My contribution is in blue.

 

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image courtesy of http://ageoflucidity.info

Why is it, that people react the way they do, in the face of hardship?

 

What is it exactly, that makes them seek the comfort and ease of handing it all over to someone else, rather than deal with it on their own terms, and do it right? Not that there is anything wrong in seeking counsel, but in the end nobody will bear the consequences of your actions but yourself, and as such the decision should be yours, and yours alone.

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This article is the second part of a collaboration project between myself and Kendall F. Person. My contribution is in blue.

depths of crazy 2 - ahmad al charif blog

People appear to be in denial these days, on a number of things.

 

First things first, a lot of people are constantly trying to convince themselves that they are happy, when Continue Reading »

This article is a collaboration piece between myself and Kendall F. Person. My contribution is in blue.

the depths of crazy 1 - ahmad al charif blog

The French philosopher François-Marie Arouet – better known as Voltaire – once asked the question: “What is madness?” Then immediately provided the answer: “Madness is to Continue Reading »

How to find Peace.

Articles in this category follow the format of a conversation, between myself and another party. If you would like to know more about the origins, please click here. I start the conversation in blue.

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You said you had something you wanted to talk to me about?

 

Indeed.

 

Please go ahead…

 

You have been trying for a while, to achieve something. To reach a certain place, where you feel peace Continue Reading »

You have to let go…

you have to let go - ahmad al charif blog

Sometimes, i get this sinking feeling that i am in a world where i do not belong. Allow me to elaborate, because i am sure that i am not alone in this. When Continue Reading »