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Ready for 2023

Looking out of my window and reflecting on this last day of 2022! I feel ready to walk into 2023 with a heart filled with gratitude and hope! Happy New Year, all! Grateful for all the challenges we overcame together. 2022 was not easy from any perspective but nothing stopped us from taking the next desired step! It is on us if continue to focus on the challenges and the pain and suffering they brought or focus on how we moved forward to next steps in our lives! I am grateful to  God, family, friends, work, new opportunities and connections! Grateful for being successful at the business love in this world! Grateful for the faithful peace that never left my heart no matter what happened, courtesy  my creator!  I am hopeful for what is coming in the next year and beyond:  As an individual, I hope to continue to evolve and learn! As part of my immediate and extended family, I hope for health and happiness for all us! As part of my country and this world, I hope for peace and reconciliation
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Remember, We Are Free!

Yup, a lot of us are angry and disappointed. And possibly a lot among us are happy because the Supreme Court's decision of overturning Roe vs. Wade falls in line with our belief system. All emotions are valid because everyone has the right to have their own opinions and belief system. And precisely that is why my heart is heavy today because the decision today will prohibit thousands of young men and women from acting according to their needs and values.  In the very core of my heart, I too believe in saving lives. From that perspective, one can call me pro-life! And I think we should do everything to save lives everywhere, which includes those of our enemies in foreign countries where we wage wars and of those who we deport to high risk contexts to die! I would be most grateful if we didn't have to send our precious men and women to conflict areas where not only we lose so many of them to death but countless lives are damaged and destroyed due to physical and mental trauma. Wo

My Inner Story...

My hypocrisy   I tell myself that I am perfect for the moment and yet let insecurities take birth! My privilege    Insights bestowed on me through interactions with multitudes from the globe! My vulnerability  I belong everywhere a little bit and nowhere fully! My power  I own who I am and I belong to the Great I am!  What's your story? 

Who Is A Good Refugee?

There  are  several  news stories coming  out  of Ukraine that confirm, once again, that  often  refugees have to face the racism and discrimination based on their race, color, and origins!  Humans are humans,  their  need for  treatment  with dignity, food, water and shelter  remains the same! And once they receive the safe shelter, studies tells us, most refugees contribute in the host society in a meaningful way. This poem calls for compassion for all refugees no matter how they look or where they come from! Photo credit: So who is a good refugee, The one who looks like me? Who is a good refugee, With whom I have the most similarity? Refugees shouldn’t be defined  by how they look. It’s about their fear and suffering  that made them seek refuge!  Don’t look at the color of their skin, Look at the scars from their journey,

Where is Love?

Yesterday the preacher, Richard H Kottemann, in our church inspired this poem! Let's keep fighting for love in our own ways, please! No time to lose focus!    Where is love when we need it the most? Where is love when so many lives are being lost?   Listen, love is alive, But living in parts! Pieces of love are hiding in separate hearts! Photo credit:   We, the soldiers of love, need to bring our hearts together! And join the ‘me worlds’ and broken pieces of love we gather!   Love will show the way through this dark tunnel! All the care and support  we channel through the love funnel!   Search your hearts my dear friends,  each one of us possess the various love strands! Photo credit:   Let's make a tapestry of love, To cover those suffering in the cold, Let’s send a message with the humanitarian dove, Love is peaceful and yet bold!   The oppressor

Standing Up for Love!

Greetings readers! With changing times, I am adopting newer ways of expression. Trying to make videos and reels to reach out to those who are not into reading but want to learn more about inner, interpersonal and global peace. As I continue to learn how to be more peaceful and loving, I reproduce my learning in simple ways for my brothers and sisters who are also on their path of love and peace. Here's one such video! Trying mix the mediums here, hoping the readers of this blog will accept watching the videos too! 

An open letter to the Taliban Leaders

  Dear Taliban leaders, I greet you in peace! Congratulations on the newfound power and I believe you will do everything to sustain and maintain it in a responsible manner with Allah’s, the most merciful,  help! Brothers, I reach out to you today to urge you for peace, peace in your own hearts and peace for your own people regardless of their gender and political opinions.   I urge you to let Allah take control! I urge you to seek His wisdom and guidance as you pray . Please remember that forgiveness is more valuable than punishment. I urge each one of you to take time to read the Holy Quran. Please remember as the ruler, you have much greater responsibility than as a fighter. I urge you to adhere to what Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said including about taking care of women and children.    I urge you to convince and compel your regional and grassroots leaders to follow your instructions of maintaining peace and non-violence. If you want the people of Afghanistan to follow your guidance, y