The Path of Immersion Starts in the Home: How a Family Vacation Returns Me to Where My Journey Began

Prior to my experience last year I was convinced that journeys were in fact linear. One begins at point A (literally or metaphorically), and ends at point B. Even if this involves transformation, you simply cannot, as Heraclitus said, enter the same river twice. The Path of Immersion and the resulting Fluid Life that I […]

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My Family is Robbed and I Face My First Test as an Immersian.

It’s 11:15 pm when our Labrador, Toby, lets out a howl as if channeling Cerberus himself. The sound rips me from sleep. I hurry toward the back door and switch on the light. Toby is up against the back gate, trying to tear it down. I run out the front door in my boxers and […]

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What is “Immersion Wednesday” and What Does it Mean for You?

Surely everyone by now is fairly acquainted with Project Conversion’s new website and blog structure, however some may be asking, “What is this Immersion Wednesday thing and what does it have to do with me?” So glad you asked. To answer this question, let’s review the theme of each of the three days in which […]

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Fear in the Mosque: How Immersing in Fear Begets Courage and Compassion

I had not seen my Islamic mentor or local Muslim community since August of last year. The excitement, the anticipation, the memories…everything rushed over me like a wave as we pulled into the Omar Ibn Sayyid Masjid parking lot for jumah (Friday congregational prayers). I fitted my kufi over my head and slowly re-immersed myself […]

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Wanted: Racists, Extremists, and Other Single-Minded Haters.

My grandmother’s death last week, along with the recent epidemic of violence and hatred sweeping our nation, really struck a nerve. When asked to give a speech at my grandmother’s funeral, I didn’t offer a list of tender memories or anecdotes. I wasn’t there to make anyone feel better about her death or life. I […]

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