Faith Saves Lives: Dubai Sets the Example

      When I arrived to Dubai the first time some 30 years ago, one could breathe safety and peace in the air; there was one hotel in Jebel Ali where one could go and enjoy fishing...and that was about it...   When I came in 2013 to talk about the importance of happiness at Dubai One TV and visit the Literary Festival as an author, it was truly a different … [Read more...]

Loving Adversity…

Whenever I feel the weight of contraction affecting the flow of peace in me I automatically know that I am in the "fertilizing mode".   "Oh, I should have done X... Why is it that I can't keep up with my schedule? Why I am doing this wrong, again???"   And the temptation to grow desperate and plunge into the pool of guilt starts to want to grow.   Does this sound … [Read more...]

Are You Really Listening?

Hola! Last time I shared with you my perspective on how I know that I am NOT listening:   when one feels like advising the other party without being asked when one "shoulds" others into an action of our own preference   I find it very useful to keep in mind at all times the following phrase (I read it in the Emirates Airline inflight magazine):     "Be … [Read more...]

Are You Listening?

    We all know that lack of communication is at the root of all problems, including wars. Not listening thoroughly leads to all kinds of problems.     And one of the most efficient ways to achieve communication is LISTENING.   However, this is one of the most difficult actions a human being can undertake. It is the norm that humans like to be heard, … [Read more...]

Aging?

Do you remember those days in which you used to be the youngest? Or those days in which you couldn't wait to be legally an adult to do "whatever you pleased"?   Have you ever caught yourself saying: "...my body won't respond in the same way. It's normal, I'm getting old!"   Well, being absolutely sure that WE ARE WHAT WE THINK (and this has been scientifically proven for … [Read more...]

Give What You Want to Attract!

  I arrived to the airport in sweet Beirut While the media was screaming so out loud "Bombs and terrorists have taken over Beirut Beware, don't go, be wise and do stay out!"   Just the night before I had strolled in the darkness The streets of Betrun in Lebanon's North farthest What joy to speak with the locals who invite us To enjoy the food of their most … [Read more...]

Are you bored?

In this rapid times in which we are exposed to “canned" fun and entertainment it is easy to get lost in these distractions. If there is nothing to entertain you, like a movie, TV, an electronic game, you might fall into the trap of imagining that you are bored.   What is boredom? If you close your eyes and feel its meaning, you might share with me the knowledge that boredom is simply … [Read more...]

Kamalaya, Healing Heaven on Earth…

I am in total awe.   Visiting a beautiful island in Thailand, Koh Samui, and staying at the beautiful holistic wellness resort Kamalaya has been a life-changing experience. The staff, or hosts, as the management calls them, seem to guess what you want and provide it to you even before you ask for it! The level of maintenance of this Heaven on Earth is mind blowing… everything pristine, … [Read more...]

You are What you Think

Today during my morning walk in the Jeddah Corniche, I had again the privilege of experiencing Extraordinariness. As the sun became higher, the air under my rayon abaya continued to become more and more stuffy. Hotter and hotter, getting me ready for the final plunge into the fresh water when I would be arriving home...to think that I was already enjoying the cool water of the pool made me … [Read more...]

Boundaries?

    While having breakfast at the hotel in Dubai, I noticed our table neighbors: three ladies proudly wearing a veil, one of them also covering her face. You could only see her beautiful eyes. To eat, she needed to lift her veil with great grace.   However, even if I could not see her, I could feel the happy, light waves coming from her friends and her. Without … [Read more...]