“Thanks so much for your email. I cried when I read it but, this time, the crying was good – felt nourishing.
The emotion of “dignity” feels very right. I was trying to get to “hope” because I thought that that would be the emotion that would serve me. I could not get to “hope.” Dignity, was right there.
So, I have been wearing ‘dignity’ for a few hours today, and have come up with this declaration: “I will not stand idly by as people spew their ill-will and hate. I will stand up for my own legitimacy as a human being and for others. From this moment on, I stand to protect, cherish, and nourish humanity – mine, yours and everyone else’s”.
Since I connected with my dignity I have noticed that I am no longer afraid to declare that I am a Muslim...