Hi guys, I owe you several articles for this week. I’m still processing the amazing weekend I had in Colorado. I thought I had mostly worked through a lot of my issues, but I got fully triggered and made a new breakthrough. I’m working up the courage to post it here.
In the meantime…
An old post, but worthy of a re-share.
… baptized Sikhs believe in the sacredness of this body – it is a gift that has been given to us by the Divine Being [which is genderless, actually] and, must keep it intact as a submission to the divine will. Just as a child doesn’t reject the gift of his/her parents, Sikhs do not reject the body that has been given to us. By crying ‘mine, mine’ and changing this body-tool, we are essentially living in ego and creating a seperateness between ourselves and the divinity within us. By transcending societal views of beauty, I believe that I can focus more on my actions…. When I die, no one is going to remember what I looked like, heck, my kids will forget my voice, and slowly, all physical memory will fade away. However, my impact and legacy will remain: and, by not focusing on the physical beauty, I have time to cultivate those inner virtues and hopefully, focus my life on creating change and progress for this world in any way I can.
My new motto forever: “Fortunately, it is not required for happiness.“
An amazing post on feminism and Beyonce.
…we make personal and professional decisions based on a variety of needs and pressures. Judging each other without acknowledging these influences is uncharitable at best and dishonest at worst. A tiny top and a traditional marriage should not be enough to strip a woman otherwise committed to gender equality of the feminist mantle.
I bought this dress from Anthropologie for a trip, and I’m ready for it in every color. I prefer all my dresses to have waists at my real waist rather than empire waists, and the ruching here is divine!
I’m so thrilled that Gala Darling is introducing a regular Magic feature on her blog. Here’s one of the first posts!
… you can choose to look for a colour, or you can look at everything with a set of new eyes, as if anything you see is happening for you specifically. When you see a girl with a bunch of balloons, think that she’s carrying them just for you. Imagine that the leaf fell off the branch simply because it wanted to be close to you.
The funniest website I’ve found this year. Please go here and search for your adapted twitter stream, your favorite websites or wikipedia articles. HI. Larious.
I loved this article on How to Talk to a Woman in Niqab. As much as I was mentally prepared when I traveled to a Muslim country, I still had a very gut reaction to seeing women in burqa. This was beautifully written. I also loved her list of things she loves and loathes in Egypt.
Have a great weekend!