Getting Beyond The Public Masks We Wear

My boss had invited me to a farewell lunch for a colleague who had been promoted and would be leaving for better prospects. While we waited for our food, my colleagues started sharing the stories of their youth, when “they did not know any better” and their generation was “bad”. Then one of my colleagues …

Compassion: One of the Greatest Healers in Addiction Recovery

In the name of Allah. We praise Him and send salutations on his noble Prophet Muhammad. Boundaries are opportunities. They don’t limit, they liberate. This gem was shared at a Purify Your Gaze live call. I quite needed to hear it. Moving from dysfunctional, to functional, to purposeful living is a struggle. It can only …

Emotionally Surrendering to Allah: The 2 Things That Made It Impossible

I was about to start my usual drive back from school. I stopped short of opening the car door and looked up at the afternoon sky. Rather than responding with awe and admiration at Allah’s creation, my heart responded with skepticism and dismissal. What is going on? At that moment, I knew that something internal …

Ramadan Reflections: Recognizing A Power Greater Than My Sexual Sins

The concept of surrender is one of the most profound lessons that I have gained from theBreaking Free Trainings. The very action of surrendering was what brought me to Purify Your Gaze by the will of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala (SWT). While attending university, I went through the worst of my addiction. I was consistently …

How To Make Self Care A Daily Part Of Your Life

Life’s daily grind wears us all down over time, and in recovery it’s tough to keep an eye on sobriety when there’s so much going on. I’ve been working on my sobriety for a few years now and have had phases where I could abstain from unwanted sexual behaviors for long periods of time, just …