Happy New Year to all! Every year presents us with the opportunity to start a new. However, I believe that 2019 will especially offer us a opportunity to start over. And perhaps in a way that we could have never dreamed of before. I know for myself that there are many ideas and projects that… Continue reading A Time for New Beginnings
When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth. – Dschalāl ad-Dīn ar-Rūmī Riding my bicyle through the woods on a beautiful sunny day gives me such joy! The great poet Rumi was definitely on to something. It is often so hard for us to imagine that something… Continue reading Peaceful joy
When we think of beauty, we usually associate it with something tangible, but rarely do we think of beauty as an energy. When we seek to live conscious and joyful lives where we are in touch with the “Self”, meaning that which is Divine and resides in each and every one of us; the… Continue reading Beauty is a living energy
Artwork by Annelie Solis : www.anneliesolis.com In thinking about life while living in these turbulent and troubling times, it is necessary to pose conscious and important questions. Mainstream media constantly bombards us with troubling and mostly negative imagery and audio. If we do not remain consciousness and alert… Continue reading Where exactly does our joy and peace arise from?
I just returned today form the Writing in Migration: African Book Festival Berlin. It was truly amazing to experience such wonderful panel discussions on African literature related topics as well as so many amazing authors and performers from the African Diaspora. And while many of the authors were truly amazing and inspiring, I was particularly… Continue reading Spirituality and Resistance
The ongoing struggles against the various „isms“ never allows womyn of color to just be and have contact with the entire spectrum of emotions and feelings. Womyn of color rarely ever experience the joy of just be able to feel like a whole human being. Our “being-ness” is nearly always paired with some form of… Continue reading There is another way to live!