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A writer, artist & seeker exploring the world around me & the Universe within me. Expect words on healing, spirituality and all that comes with being human.

They can help to transform any seeker on the path to spiritual growth.

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What does it mean to have a Spiritual Master? What does it mean to be a humble disciple? …

Where do I really belong?

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I was six years old when I first heard the word ‘paki’ being thrown around the playground. It wasn’t used in a derogatory way — at least that’s what I thought — rather, it was just a couple of little white boys repeating words they must have heard at home…

The first step is knowing that they exist.

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Life isn’t just happening. The way life is happening for us is because of us.

That can be a hard pill to swallow for those who believe they always draw the short straw; that the world is against them and that life is just so damn hard.

But it doesn’t…

Sabah’s Soul Saturdays #22 — the whisperings of my soul.

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Breathe it in. Every single little part of this human existence.

Let it flow into every cell, every atom, let it overflow from your heart, your spirit and your soul.

When life whispers to you to feel her… then feel all of her.

Let the pain wash over you, through…

The day my father was no longer my father.

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My elder sister shared her annual Facebook post today, heartfelt and sympathy-seeking, commemorating the death of our father. It’s 18 years today since he passed on, aged just 43.

Once upon a time, those posts would bring me to tears, the saltwater seeping from my eyes a reminder that the…

…and I chose not to attend the wedding.

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I always write the word ‘influencer’ with inverted commas. Because more often than not, when I see people describing themselves as such, yet not really using their ‘influence’ to do much more than promote the same toxic messages that have been aiding the destruction of humanity for years and years…

Because everything has to die, right?

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There I was, in a cemetery, with my ass on the floor, my back against a tree and my legs in the air. Just metres away, my grandmother was being laid to rest, her time in this life over. …

And I cried for most for it.

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I pulled on my fluorescent orange running shoes. Zipped up the workout hoody I’d bought almost 18 months ago, but was only wearing now, for the very first time. It fit a little more snugly than when I first bought it: after all, there was a whole pregnancy and birthing…

…and when it doesn’t, your true colours show. (And they’re ugly.)

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People like me are a different type of human being.

People like me live on so many intersections of society, that we don’t really belong anywhere.

People like me are treated like foreigners in the home countries of our parents, and people like me are still treated like foreigners in…

#4. It’s one of the most important things you could do with your life

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You would think that once you have some kind of awakening experience, life would become so much easier and clearer, right? Well to be completely honest with you: not really, no.

You see, for many of us, an awakening, or in my own case, a spiritual awakening, is actually just…

Sabah Ismail✨

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