A few years after my enlightening encounter with Sheikh Nazim, I have a second encounter with Sufism - this time a little less mind-opening.
My first up-close encounter with Sufism and the lasting impression it made on freeing my mind from all doctrines.
An afternoon at the Roumieh prison: A couple of times I caught the eye of one of the performers, a pleasant looking guy in his 20s. He held my gaze for a few seconds each time, in which I felt we were two sides of a random coin flip. “It is me but it could have been you…it is you but it could have been me…after this is over I walking out of here…after this is over I am going back to my cell!”
Are countries as we know them today really our best option? What if we are able to create our own countries and to choose the ones we belong to, not based on geography but based on values?