There are so many things stacked against us… each one of us. There is no one person or group of people excluded. No matter what subgroup of human being you identify yourself as, you and the world is against you. The world says that beauty is thin and fair-skinned. You hate yourself because your image… Continue reading You v.s. You + the world
Recently, my husband went to the grocery store to get things he needed to make dinner and he was approached by a family friend. A comment relating to the traditions between men and women was made, which made my husband uncomfortable. The comment may or may not have been meant as a joke but it… Continue reading Gender role traditions
Today, in the US, we celebrate our independence. July 4, 1776 marks the day that the original 13 colonies declared themselves an independent nation, separate from England. This year it's especially difficult for me to celebrate because of the condition of this country. I feel some level of shame for the things right outside my… Continue reading History on repeat
For the last installment of the inspiration from Rumi, I chose two quotes. I thought it was fitting for these two quotes to be together in a blog as well as appear in the last entry because of the content -- LOVE. "Be certain that in the religion of Love, there are no believers and… Continue reading Choose Love.
Today’s inspiration from Rumi is about speaking up for yourself and your beliefs. Silence can be deafening and the answer to everything you are against. “Open your hands if you want to be held.” This quote for me is similar to the quote, “A closed mouth doesn’t get fed.” It is next to impossible to… Continue reading Open up
Today's wisdom from Rumi is about faith. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” Rumi There are many forms of faith. Those who believe in a higher power; those who believe in themselves; those who believe in others. A belief in anything requires faith. Without faith, we would only believe the things… Continue reading Having Faith