Let’s start with the fact that I love love love what I am studying, I am a grad student of environmental studies. It is my second semester. Me and my adviser came up with my research questions. and Now I am in the process of literature review. (All shiny and pretty)
That’s not all, I have three courses that I need to attend and their homework’s and assignments are another story. It is so much that I can’t do work for my thesis.
If you think I am done, OH No! I have a family. An Eight year old son.
I am very stressed these days, I have forgot to be present and I am very close to crying every moment. I am present with me not being present. Does that even make sense? sometimes I put 5 minute to meditate and that’s all.
I just want to scream please help. I need help with planning.
So every Grad student out there, you are not alone! I hear you!
Mother earth and environment is very important to me and I always believe even if we can change one kids opinion on taking care of the nature, We have done a good job. Last month I ran an environmental awareness activity with the help of Fun Zone at Van Meter School. The way kids discussed different causes was amazing. It made me really proud.
I also like to thank all the volunteer parents who helped and were part of this awareness. I couldn’t have done it without their help. Also, I really hope that kids learned about how oceans are getting dirty, how rain-forests are earths lungs and how we have endangered species.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take more photos and these two photos were taken on the last day.
Sometimes, you can get carried away with things happening in your life. With having kid and being in graduate school. So many things are happening. So, yes I was feeling sad. As, I was watching my feelings, Beatles was playing in the radio and I was in the car. I asked Universe, I am gonna look at this radio let’s see what it is playing.
I looked at the radio and The song’s name was “WAIT by Beatles”
It’s been a long time Now I’m coming back home I’ve been away now Oh how I’ve been alone Wait till I come back to your side We’ll forget the tears we’ve cried
So, I am gonna wait, as the Persian Sufi poet said, “This too Shall Pass”
I always feel grateful, or lets say beyond grateful, with all the lessons I get in my life. I am feeling as great as I can feel now.
I was reading this sentence by grand master Choa Kok Sui, that everyone has the ability to heal. This sentence resonates with me because I truly believe sometimes people don’t know what great healers they are. Even by their smile they heal some part of you. It’s up to us if we want to accept it or not. In this world universe will give you signs put people to help you with your great purposes in life. How many times have you been out of the line and back in the line. Even now for me sometimes I can’t help it but feel helpless, but I try to be with my helplessness because I know This will pass too.
So now that we are in this world, why not be the healers. Listen to someones story, hold someones hand. Smile, Smile, Smile to a strangers face as you pass them. Send blessings to every human, tree, crow, whatever you see.
As I was writing this the crows in our backyard started making sounds all together so I went to see what is going on and Just be with them.
Since they called me, I am gonna talk about these crows a little bit. These crows are incredibly smart. They communicate amazingly and they know me in any part of the city. I usually whistle and they respond.
Back to our topic of being a healer, 🙂 So why not, we all decide to be healers. Lets start with ourselves. First acknowledge what needs to be healed. Give yourself a big big Gigantic hug. We need big hugs from ourselves.
So now I am gonna sit with myself comfortably and have a chat. Anyone else is welcome to come, sit and heal.
I had my presentation on Environmental Justice last night. I have an engineering background but recently Environmental Justice has been such an interesting topic for me! It is something that needs to be addressed and talked about.
Let’s just say for once how proud of myself I am. I am working hard to make a difference to be the change. I am working hard to make presentations which I would make any excuse to get out of. I guess I have found my passion!
At last a big shout out to all the people in my class who are being the changes. who are trying to make this world a better place.