SPRING IS HERE : Dedicated to Aishah Schwartz
Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 10:49am
It is so good to be outside, clear blue skies, sprouting green grass, sunny fields, and sun shiny world. Some of you may be going through difficult times and may not feel the joy or feel like smiling, as if it is a betrayal of the sadness that envelopes you, which is a legitimate feeling that deserves acknowledgment, and we must accept that as part of the whole being, and that it is Ok to feel that way. Things will be alright in a few days, months or years, give the time, meanwhile, see if you can change things now, today, at least in your heart and mind. You are going to be happy any way, why not let it happen now? You can do it! Indeed, you are the only one who can change how you feel; other people, money and things are merely catalysts.
Be yourselves and own yourselves!
A happy attitude brings a whole lot more to you, ironically sadness should bring supporters and sympathies, and instead it repels others farther away; accelerating the melancholy.
Those of you who are springy and joyous, please give your ear to those who need it, and believe in yourselves, you would double your joy, try it, it works. Today, Sunday, my ear is yours for 15 minutes, please feel free to call me if you want to spring from sadness to joy. I would be your cheer leader.
Originally I was writing on my wall, but now I changed it to a note and dedicate this to my friend, Sister Aishah Schwartz. (SHE IS TAGGED HERE )
Aishah called me a few minutes ago from Egypt bouncing all over with joy, she sounded so happy! You know the saying Happiness is contagious? It is true indeed. She got an assignment to produce one hour documentary about what it is like to become a Muslim, as she became one in 2002, what an accomplishment for her dedicated work! She is committed to justice no matter where it is. She has done some great work about space for women in Mecca. I am so proud of her dedication to work towards creating a better world. She has so many accomplishments in the last few years.
I knew Aishah for about six years, she started contributing her write ups at the World Muslim Congress forum – WorldMuslimcongress@yahoogroups.com where every one is welcome to learn and share about co-existence and Pluralism from an Islamic perspective. She went on and formed Muslimah Writers Alliance. In septemer 2009 her blog recieved an award for being one of the top 100 blogs.
Here is a dedication to Aishah; she has proven it what commitment is all about.
Ray Bradbury "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy... Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.… Whatever you can do or dream that you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."
and this "If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."
Dr. Abdul Hamid Abusulayman "There is a clear distinction between doubts and problems. Doubts provoke obstruction, frustration and discouragement, where as problems inspire motivation, action and diligence
Mike Ghouse “Whatever you do in life, do it wholeheartedly, there is joy in it for every one around including ourselves"
If we can learn to accept and respect the God given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.
Happy Spring friends!
Sunday, 10:05 AM
March 14, 2010
Mike Ghouse is a frequent guest at the media offering pluralistic solutions to issues of the day. He is a thinker, writer, speaker, optimist and an activist of Pluralism, Interfaith, Co-existence, Peace, Islam and India. He runs the Foundation for Pluralism and World Muslim Congress and Co-Chairs the Center for Interfaith inquiry. He is a board member of the Dallas Peace Center and Memnosyne Foundation and a former commissioner at the City of Carrollton. Mike is a Dallasite for three decades and Carrollton is his home town.
His life mission is to open people's hearts and minds towards fellow beings by mitigating conflicts and nurturing goodwill. He is a peace maker and an educator with two Masters degrees and working on his doctorate in Psychology. He has two books on the horizon; Basic Islam- everything you wanted to know about Islam and Pluralism. He has authored over 800 articles on the subjects, many of them are published in the newspapers and magazines around the world. His work is reflected at 3 websites & 22 Blogs listed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/
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