As I See It

Another Day at the Office

By Hakim Abdul-Ali We all are living in this present moment while existing in the only arena that I know of that’s called life. Some of us cherish this pristine opportunity with spiritual significance, and some others obviously take it for granted that they are blessed to be in the here and now. In my…

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There’s No Need to Complain

By Hakim Abdul-Ali The living experience is full of tests, ordeals, disappointments and unimaginative upheavals for every created “hue-man” soul in the universe, including me and you. There’s no denying that in any shape, manner or form. To further illustrate that point, something occurred on my watch last week where I had to reflect on…

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Feeling Awesome

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I just thought about something and that’s it’s okay to feel mellow in the present moment. Some folk in “hue-manity” may not comprehend that reality, but it’s healthy to be existing in a sound mental frame of mind while living in an equally positive living space. That may not always be the…

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Moving Ahead in the New Year

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Greetings and Happy New Year to one and all and, of course, that includes you, the reader. It’s a another select moment in time and space for all of us in “hue-manity” to be so very thankful for just being alive in the here and now. You don’t have to be cordial…

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Books and Acquiring Knowledge

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Gaining knowledge is a very time consuming activity, but it yields immense personal and spiritual rewards for those who are dedicated to this preoccupation. Well, today I’m going to talk a little bit about acquiring knowledge via book collecting and what it may mean for the independent, serious student seeker of knowledge.…

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The Virtues of Respect Reaches Home

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I was thinking the other day about the  values of expressing common decency among one another while in a discussion with another soul. I call showing that expression respect. Today’s topic was suggested to me by a Euro-American lady who reads The Chronicle at her job. She saw me last Saturday at…

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Mr. Garvin’s Courteous Wisdom

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Please forgive me as I attempt to expound on a somewhat disappearing “hue-man” trait in interpersonal communication that I find sorely missing today. That trait is one of simply being courteous. As I travel and move about in my day-to-day activities, I come in contact with and meet, for the most, some…

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A Random Thought About Worrying

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Just recently I was in a conversation with an acquaintance of mine and the topic dealt with the aspect of worrying. It’s an arena of “hue-man” thought engagement that causes a lot of ethnic folk headaches and heartbreaks. I can straightforwardly admit that at one time I was overly concerned about some…

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Loving The Skin That You’re In

By Hakim Abdul-Ali Sadly, here I go again addressing an arena where apparent self-hatred about one’s features seems to be an apparent issue for me to address once again. This time it stems from actually hearing a young high school female of color tell another acquaintance in a convenience store situation that she didn’t like…

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What is Being True and Loyal Today?

By Hakim Abdul-Ali My expressed vibrations today will touch on some things that have been on my mind for a little while now. It’s about being truthful and loyal in today’s realm. These are very important issues to me in my accreditation of who I call and value my “real” friends. So, forgive me if…

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