Just returned from an extended visit to North Africa. Travelled far and wide and spent time with unique and deeply spiritual people.
According to Ibn Khaldūn, the great Arab historian, the political destiny of further Asia, Arabia and Africa, is governed by the opposition between nomads and sedentaries. The desert is the unchanging kingdom of the wandering herdsmen who, because of their hard struggle for existence, always remain at the beginning, so that their original abilities, courage, alertness and sense of community never wane.
Give our unrelenting lifestyles in the West, it is befitting that our souls seek succour and avail of such sanctuaries so that we may spend time reflecting and adjusting our course across the tempestuous of modern life.