"Remember that there is a better way — we are not doomed to live in a starless night." Omid Safi
Happiest Spring, dear people. The new season brings profound changes in my ever active life and I remain hopefully engaged through life's changes. How are you fairing?
My condo is almost sold and my possessions are currently spread across four places. After being racially harassed in the building without being believed, I've been uncomfortable living there and feel mistrust with my neighbors. I feel so much lighter getting outta there! This has been an opportunity for me to see what agency I have in this situation and I wish my neighbors well.
I'm soon leaving for another journey, because journeying is in soul. l'm headed to Europe for taiji, Korea with family, and Texas for yoga therapy training. Thanks to the points I diligently collect, my crafty resourcefulness, and my love of experiences over things, I'm able to have great adventures. You can, too!
My parents say this is their last trip to Korea before they die. We'll visit their families and family graves, and see where they respectively fled to during the Korean War. The trip will be intense and I'm preparing on all levels. I'm grateful to be on this journey with them.
As always, I'm deeply honored to have MC'ed the KANWIN fund raiser where we reestablished our intention to eradicate gender based violence. Having experienced domestic violence growing up (one aspect of the intense Korea trip with my parents), I stand with KANWIN. #WithYou
I was recently racially harassed, again. A truck driver yelled at me repeatedly calling me a stupid bitch and a dumb Asian driver. I got smart, taking photos and video of him. I sent the media to his work and leave his employment fate to them.
And there are more life challenges and changes; it's all very exciting. Through it all, I remain hopefully engaged by trying not to control, listening deeply, and understand others as we together navigate this Experiment of Living. How am I able to continue hoping for the best? By practicing self-awareness with vigilance and compassion for myself in order to have compassion for others.
I hope you're well and that Spring brings strength and growth your way. And I was reminded that humor heals. Ohmygawd I LOVE dumb jokes, so send some my way. Thanks!