Monthly Archives: October 2011


I dream for a day
When there’ll be
No more misery

When there’s no more hunger
No need for shelter
Isn’t there enough to share
Or is that we just don’t care?

We’re here for a day or two…

Let me show my way…
Salaamu alaik, Salaamu alaik, Salaamu alaikum
I pray for a day
When there’ll be
Justice and unity

Where we put aside our differences
Fighting makes no sense
Just a little faith
To make it a better place

We’re here for a day or two…

Let me show my way…
Salaamu alaik, Salaamu alaik, Salaamu alaikum
Salaamu alaikum Ya ahlas-salaam, Salaamu alaikum
Salaamu alaikum Sayyid al-Kiram, Salaamu alaikum
Let me show my way…

Salaamu alaikum, alaikum, alaikum




Humble submission and respect.
respect – regard – esteem – reverence – obeisance

DEFERENCE is the most delicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments, and before company is the genteelest kind of flattery. (William Shenstone)

What role does DEFERENCE have in your day?


Good-bye, Yesterday,
Hello, Today!
The angst of Unknown
with Tomorrow, shall stay.

I face the bright Sun,
whatever state,
effervescent fun,
or dreary rainy day.

No time to dread,
No time to fear,
Now is the thread
that entwines me to Here.

Now, not Later,
not Then or When,
divine ardor,
makes my hair stand on end.

Too soon Now leaves,
Too soon it’s gone,
I shall not bereave
one second too long.

I face the bright Sun,
in awe of Now,
full admiration
of Life, I’m endowed.



  1. Embody or represent (something) in a faithful or appropriate way.
  2. Think deeply or carefully about.
think – meditate – ponder – mirror – consider

Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. (Charles Dickens)

Before the day ends, REFLECT with candid courage, without hiding from one’s Self; get to know yourself as you really are.



Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no indication of success.
persist – endure – resolve

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. (Helen Keller, 1880-1968)

Today, take one step … no matter how big or small. With every step forward, you become that much closer to a goal or resolution. No need to jump if you can’t leap, don’t leap if you can’t run. It takes just one step forward. PERSEVERE.

“i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) ” by e e cummings

One of my favorite poems ever written … e-v-e-r.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)


One with everything
and with nothing;
bright and stunning,
dull and plain.

A gentle melody
and troubled cacophony;
simple and slow,
complex and hasty.

The sowed seed
grows ever slowly,
vibrant petals form,
then fall apart.

In sunshine
and storms,
ever be,
wallflower me.


I give many thanks to my friend, Lindsey M., for bringing this word/term to my attention!:-)



Noun: Abbreviated slang for positive attitude; a good, affirmative, or constructive way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s thoughts, words and actions
Synonyms: inspiration – cheer – affirmation

My recipe for POSITUDE is take a morning cup of Soul filled with gratitude, mix in optimism, spread out evenly over of every person, place or thing, and allow it to rest, to marinate, to mingle, to “be” throughout the day, then top it off with an evening cup of Soul filled with gratitude. Repeat the steps as you greet each day of life!
(Michelle Maynard-Koenig)

For POSITUDE to exist, there has to be “negatude”. One cultivates creation and one cultivates destruction. Thus, we are presented with a choice. Which do you choose today?



  1. The natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
  2. A source of illumination.
  3. Understanding of a problem or mystery; a particular perspective or aspect of a situation.
  4. Spiritual illumination by divine truth.
  5. A person’s opinions, standards, and abilities.
noun.  lamp – fire – illumination – shine

We are told to let our LIGHT shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.
(Dwight L. Moody)

What is the source of your inner LIGHT today? When does your inner LIGHT radiate the most?

[The WORD OF THE DAY today was inspired by the Hindu celebration of Diwali, known as “festival of lights.” Diwali falls on the one new moon night between mid-October and mid-November. This year it is on 26th October 2011. While Deepavali is popularly known as the “festival of lights”, the most significant spiritual meaning is “the awareness of the inner light”. Central to Hindu philosophy is the assertion that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. The celebration of Deepavali as the “victory of good over evil”, refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance, the ignorance that masks one’s true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. With this awakening comes compassion and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings anand (joy or peace). Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Deepavali is the celebration of this Inner Light. While the story behind Deepavali and the manner of celebration varies from region to region (festive fireworks, worship, lights, sharing of sweets), the essence is the same – to rejoice in the Inner Light (Atman) or the underlying Reality of all things (Brahman). (Source:]

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