Using the image of the phoenix rising from the ashes, Jeanie points out that the difficulties that put us through the “fire” also transform and potentially enrich us. As the phoenix chooses to die and be reborn, so can we willingly face life’s difficulties, knowing there is new life at the other end.
We were so glad to have Kemal Korucu of the Atlantic Institute and Neshama Interfaith Center back at One World. Enjoy his discussion of the story of Jonah as told in the Quran, as well as the recitation of the story in Arabic. Kemal’s insightful discussion of the meaning of this story helped us all consider how Divine guidance leads us through challenging times!