Ever since I was young, I have conversed with my inner being; a friend, who resides within, who is always there, especially in times of difficulty. Today, this friend is my constant companion. I consult Him in the smallest of matters. I call Him my “Inner Imam.” In Arabic, the word “Imam” means “one who leads the way.” He leads the way of my life and directs me like a compass to where I must go in every moment. For me, He is the stuff that life is made of, the Spirit, the Breath, the Light, the Love, that permeates every aspect of being and living, for my life, for all life. For me, He is God.