Sunday, August 14, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
In order to understand our own perceptions about people, events and places, try to construct a map or chart (mind mapping), and label on it the domestic and global events/happenings that impact us, or not, and this might helps us in a better comprehension of diversity, inclusion and the unconscious biases we all hold. All this can be part of our self-analysis and self -reflection. Added to the mind mapping we can also reflect upon how we react to news stories about others different from us. All this hopefully might make us realize that regardless of our differences we are all humans. Change begins with our own selves as Mahatma Gandhi said. Below is an example of mind mapping. Make your own...good luck!
Monday, August 1, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
In just one click, life
diversities call us, look,
open mind, see, grasp
Restaurant, plants, lights, liquor, parking and hotel signs, bicycle-cab- other cars-cycles reflected in the rear view mirror of the car, flags, building, pavement, road…..
#empire #nyc #newyorkcity #diversities #life #look #see #instahaiku #lights #flags
@empiresteakhouse your restaurant window with the lights and liquor bottles inspired me to take this shot and then saw the diversities reflected in the shot! Hope to visit your restaurant one day!
Monday, June 20, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
It’s another sad, sad day in human collective life and history and will remain in our collective memories. Killing of almost 50 and injuring another 50 or more at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, Florida once again makes it immediately imperative that in D&I conversations the need is to focus more on inclusion. Are we a diverse country with diverse individuals residing here? Yes, and becoming more so each day. Are we an inclusive country? Not always. We try. And this “trying” falls through the cracks when we have individuals who harbor prejudice and hate against those who are different from them, to an extent that they kill them. Micro or macro triggers, be it due to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, physical attributes, marital status, children, education, socio-economic class, and veteran status among other myriad reasons that people employ to distinguish themselves from others, can lead as seen so many times, to the harboring of unconscious bias which turns into prejudice and then hate, and finally into violence. And in the senseless violence that follows, the innocents lost do not even know the perpetrators or vice versa…have no personal or direct connection with them…strangers…and yet, they became the sad target of someone’s hate.
Therefore, focusing on self-reflection, self-change, getting to know those who are different is what D&I training needs to focus upon. That might lead to an environment of tolerance and inclusion wherein those harboring hate might change their opinion and not end up killing others they don’t know, or know and don’t understand or appreciate. Be who you are and let others be who they are. What difference does it make to you how different others are in any way, as long as they are not troubling you? Live and let live. Peace.
Image of a rainbow from: http://www.freshshare.com/Desktop-Enhancements/Screensavers/rainbow-in-the-sky-screensaver-download-16844.htm
#thoughtoftheday #thoughts #poetry #poem #poetryoninstagram #poemoninstagram #poemofinstagram #instagood #instapoem #instathought #follow #poetscommunity #writersconnection #writersnetwork #love #gaypride #pride #lgbt #rainbow #humans #different #orlando #pulse #florida
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
#quote #quoteoninstagram #memories #hugs #refusetoleave
Sometimes, some memories just don't go away...good and bad ones...they linger with us as fresh as the time they were real...and sometimes these bring tears and sometimes, smiles. For our own sake, we need to keep the good memories with us and let the bad ones leave us...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
People have to let othres be, especially in the closest of relationships. Sometimes, some people will place you on a pedestal, and give you too much importance because they need you, not necessarily love you in a healthy normal relationship. We need to avoid being in such relationships.
#haiku #haikuonistagram #drum #drums #play #pedestal #need #yourneeds
Sunday, March 27, 2016
“My ego sometimes takes a road unknown leading me into a high speed chase and when I track it down, it apologizes profusely….I am just glad it still has a heart…”
One has to constantly keep one’s ego down or it will take us truly down! Especially, in routine, day to day issues, in our interactions with those that are closet to us...our family and friends…
#poem #poemoninstagram #poetry #poetryoninstagram #ego #keepitdown #heart
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Elephants are most beautiful,,,wise and serene, Research has shown that elephants are, "leaders, the gentle giants, the playful rogues and the reliable plodders." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/9638340/Elephant-personalities-revealed-by-scientists.html
Humans can learn a lot from elephants... This beautiful brass elephant was a gift from a friend..thank you!
#haiku #haikupoem #haikupoetry #haikuoninstagram #instahaiku
#quote #quoteoninstagram #elephants #brass #babyelephants #success #promise #strive