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Responsibility — Response-ability

Anyone-can-Contributions-for-each-other-when-we-Are-Connected-Easy-BranchesHave you ever heard of “frequency holder”? It is a term coined by Eckhart Tolle to descibe an awake person or people who stay under the radar and live seemingly ordinary lives. An appealing way of living, I must say.

Some while ago I told a friend about it and said, “Perhaps that’s what I am destined to be. A frequency holder, staying under the radar, living a quiet life, and doing normal everyday chores.”

My friend sneared at the idea, “You wish. You are trained in communications. You can write. You have many friends. You’ve studied lots of stuff and traveled far. Go figure.”
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Show me how to read Qur’an

IMG_0133“What is the idea that the world to needs to know? What is that core idea that is fresh and unique to you?” That questions just refused to left me. I first heard it when I was watching Chris Anderson’s talk at TED about what makes a great talk, great. I have been pondering about them since then. On and off, of course.

The other night that questions came up again. So I posed them as a question to myself. I waited for a response. It came in the form of a distant memory: of me sitting before the Ka’baah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in 2003, asking God for a favor, “Show me how to read the Qur’an. Because I don’t believe that God who is The Compassionate, The Merciful, is as strict and vengeful as they say You are.”

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“I am not a writer”

old_typewriter_by_israfelx-d558xvx“I am not a writer.” That response just came up while I was chatting with a dear friend. I told her I was not writing much these past weeks. I found this peculiar. It happened at about the time I was being true(r) to myself, more so than I had ever been in the past.

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I let you in on a little secret. I have different ways of responding to a “thank you” and, as almost always, I am being deliberate about it.

Sometimes it is “You’re welcome”, sometimes it’s “okay”, “sure”, “pleasure”, “likewise”, or “anytime”.

Anytime is the least frequent, due to what the word entails. To a select few, I say “anytime” all the time. And I mean every single stroke of it.