Early reflections – January 2007

 I live my life in growing orbits which move out over the things of the world.

  Perhaps I can never achieve the last,

       but that will be my last attempt.

I am circling around God, the ancient tower,

   and I have been circling for a thousand years.

  and I still don’t know if I am a falcon, or a storm,

or a great song.

                                        Rainer Maria Rilke Germany (1875-1926)

We applaud the arrival of the New Year 2007, and EmW reaches out afar to all faiths and traditions for peace and harmony; with hand outstretched even further in friendship, understanding, tolerance and forgiveness. Please take our hand, please walk with us and please teach us what it is we should know. We shall listen.

I welcome you to a new chapter in the life of this work.

My greatest moment of all was when I received a letter from the Office of the Dalai Lama on the 29th November 2006 to inform me that His Holiness had very kindly accepted my request to become our Patron.  My joy cannot be articulated, and my words failed me. My work and vision for this peace mission is now in its 8th year, and the indescribable pleasure it gives me did not prepare me for the pure ray of joy that entered my heart. I am so profoundly honoured, I cannot express it in the written word. How language can fail us!

It was last year, 2006, that I noticed without fail, the very real evidence of global warming. Many people made the same observation, particularly with the weather patterns here in the UK. It was hotter in England during the summer than it was in Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya where I visited for the first time. There was a tornado not a mile away from my office across the sea, and others in London in Autumn. We have warm Spring-time weather here with phenomenal winds and horizontal rains cascading down the following day! There is no escaping the truth that Mother Earth is changing, and we as her children, must look after her, and her energy resources. She is, after all, our real home.

I walked in the hills of the Highlands of Scotland in early January, and away from urban busy-ness and noise, I reconnected to the silence and magnificence of Mother Earth in all her glory. I stood at the top of mountains, and walked next to Lochs in meditation. I became aware of the omnipotent power of the Now which we can only appreciate when in silence and solitude. It was Franz Kafka who wrote we need not move outside our room; in the power of the Now we can manifest from our inner world that which we wish on the outer; for outer reality mirrors inner reality. We create our world from within.

It was on a peak of a Scottish mountain in meditation, you see, when I wondered whether I was indeed a falcon, a storm or a great song.

In profound peace

Selima

 

 

 

 

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