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Kahlil Gibran

Why It's Important to Learn the Difference Between Self-Esteem and Self-Acceptance

Cathy Chester | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

Self-esteem can be a lifelong pursuit. We may feel unworthy, and can't see ourselves as having great value while we try to find our place in the world.

Freedom Rules

Ron Nikkel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

And an orator said, "Speak to us of Freedom." And he answered: At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship ...

Ninety Years of Spiritual Merchandising

Brook Wilensky-Lanford | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Brook Wilensky-Lanford

The titular prophet was a big fan of giving: "All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'." And give customers did.

WATCH: Mystical Publishing Miracle -- Gibran's Enduring Legacy

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.11.2013 | Books
David Tereshchuk

A global publishing phenomenon has long fascinated me. Ranking number three among the world's best-selling poets -- after Shakespeare and Lao Tsu -- is Kahlil Gibran

Washington Street Plaza in 'Little Syria' Should Be Opportunity for New York

Todd Fine | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Todd Fine

New Yorkers can be mocked for making sport of being confrontational and protective about the handful of blocks that make up their little worlds, but the issues involving the 9/11 Memorial and "Little Syria" are too solemn and weighty to be handled in a closed and secretive way.

Rumi and Kabir Bowling

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

What follows is an homage to Rumi and Kabir -- my fantasy of how the two of them might have spent an evening, in a bowling alley, knocking back some brewskis, if they were alive today.

Finding the 'American' Kahlil Gibran: Renée Moorad and the ADC Commemorative Stamp Campaign

Todd Fine | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Todd Fine

With increasing interest in the historical connections between the United States and the Arab world as a result of the politics of our time, there seemingly is a new push to expand knowledge about Gibran and possibly ground him in an American setting.

What I Remember Most About my Wedding

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

What strikes me most about that day aren't our hippy-dippy outfits or that we were married in her parents' yard, but the influence, and words of Kahlil Gibran.

Pulling Lebanon Back From the Brink

James Zogby | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
James Zogby

With neighboring Syria imploding, tensions with Iran mounting, and Israel ever threatening, Lebanon appears to be on the brink of conflict. While this has been Lebanon's story for decades now, it need not be its fate.

A Resilient Arab American Community

James Zogby | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
James Zogby

Despite the challenges we have faced and continue to face, we remain, at the end of the day, a community that is proud of our heritage, and prouder still of our accomplishments in America, our home.

Love is... ?

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Maytha Alhassen

How can we hope to perfect that consummate selfishness to merge with "one" if we can't first practice that with other humans? Why should we even be qualified to receive to the peace, love, mercy and grace of God, if we cannot even be that for the other?

You Have Your Lebanon: Gibran Inspires Borderless Journey Across The Ages

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The music is haunting, as is the place where author, poet, and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran was born and buried, following a 48-year journey.

Waiting for Superman

Jimmy Demers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jimmy Demers

I recently saw a screening of a film that contained a lot of knowledge and information, a documentary called Waiting for Superman. It stirred within me a sense of "What if?"

Truthfulness Is the Last Taboo

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Sebastian Siegel

Truthfulness Is The Last Taboo: A short poem I texted to myself in the checkout line at Whole Foods, for another me in some other way -- here, now, or before and beyond time.

Soulstrip: A Short Book Review

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
2morrowknight

Soulstrip is for the global citizen whose dream is about connectedness and a healthy respect for all shades of humanity.

Everyday Grace At Trader Joe's: Who You Really Are

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You're born naked and you leave the same way. Can't take it with you, chief. And if the economic crisis of the past year has taught us anything, it's "easy come, easy go." You can't own stuff.

Art Of Attention: Is Yoga Really Useful?

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

Instead of trying to get something from your practice, use your yoga or your meditation to practice expressing how you see and value yourself.

Who You Are Makes A Difference

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

As we end the year, and Thanksgiving approaches this is a good time for taking stock. Who has made a difference in your life? Have you been able to make a difference in someone else's life?

Rewind: Looking Back in Harsh Economic Times

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

What did my generation do? I see all this anger and sorrow in the neighborhood. I can't help but stare.