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Yin Yang ☯

So hungry, so insatiable, and yet so full. 
Tearing up the asphalt while standing still on the red.
At once serene and calm, and yet in the middle of chaos.
Now so mellow on Mary Jane, and yet so eager for Goliath’s jugular.
A fixated workaholism, and yet slacking off like a bum on Bourbon St.

The question was asked: What would you change in your life if you could rewind and adjust?

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Filed under: Cradle, Leadership, Solace

Oumeid

Every saint has a past.
Every sinner has a future.

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Filed under: Gentlemen, Leadership

The Ant and the Carpet

There is a story which Rumi tells of an ant that’s creeping across the carpet in a mosque, and the ant complains to God saying: “What is this, these bumps, and strange colours, and patterns, this must have been created just as a meaningless obstacle course, what a futile thing to have made.”

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Filed under: Cradle, Gentlemen, Leadership

On reading people

“The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee, and I will pay more for that ability than any other under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Filed under: Gentlemen, Leadership, Quotable Quotes

Of poor men and shooting stars

A millennia and a half ago, there was this poor man.
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Filed under: In Memoriam, Leadership

Kings upon the Seas

To the loftiest peaks,
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Filed under: Gentlemen, Leadership

Why you gotta BE SO JEALOUS?!

This one’s for the ladies.

There’s different kinds of jealousy. The right kind and the wrong kind.

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Filed under: Exhaust, Leadership, Women

Memento audere semper

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Gentlemen, Leadership, Quotable Quotes

How often?

A man was publicly berating his servant for repeatedly committing  the same mistake. Upon seeing such a scene, the Messenger [saws] advised the man to be patient and forgive his servant.

The man asked: “I have forgiven him so many times already! How often should I forgive him?!”
The Messenger replied: “As often as you wish God to forgive you.”

(Makes the Mariana trench look like a mere paper cut, eh.)

Filed under: Gentlemen, Leadership

The One You Feed.

YOU: The insatiable, seasoned, and relentless hunter. The wild, unearthly beast that stalks its prey without tiring. The cold dread that grips my heart when I hear your feral and unforgettable howl causes a slow paralysis. The mere sight of your massive fangs and tusks,  which can shred muscle and bone into raw curry in a matter of seconds, inexorably pumps fear into my veins like the nurse’s needle injecting serum into my arm. Much admired are your firm, toned, and sinewy muscles that propel your dark and hideous mass forward as you close in for the kill. Your hollow eyes, so empty and yet, at the same time so full of hateful bloodlust, are often the last, grotesque elements of horror that your quarry has the sick displeasure of witnessesing before you devour their life force. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Cradle, Leadership