Beyond writing books and giving presentations, Azim loves to stay committed to his work as a writer. Every month he publishes a newsletter in which he follows his “Musings” and answers a Question of the Month. The topics range from his expertise in peacebuilding and forgiveness to seasonal topics such as New Year’s mission statements to the rebirth of spring, leadership near elections, gratitude in the fall and more. Here you can find the archive of his newsletters for your reading enjoyment.
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I met Azim Khamisa as he arrived at the front entrance of the Milan Federal Correctional Institution on a cool, windy April day. He had once again made the journey from California to Michigan to speak to the inmates enrolled in the Life Connections Program, the faith-based residential reentry program for the Federal Bureau of…Read More
There are signs and opportunities for everyone to play major roles in the changes that will improve our society. The natural way to actualize Gandhi’s quote is to hone in on what it is that elicits your passionate action. But what about the things that upset you? The injustices in the world, especially those that hit home…Read More
We find ourselves trapped in a highly polarized society that is fragmented and rapidly disintegrating. We seem to be in an unstoppable downward spiral. The dilemma in front of us is that we are more globally connected than ever before and yet somehow more domestically disconnected than ever. How can we as individuals be the change we…Read More
It has been a very full year already with many memorable events. I am honored to have been featured in several international interviews and media coverage with two major articles in the Washington Post and Huffington Post. Notably, I was featured in a news documentary published on Valentine’s Day – which marked the 1st anniversary of the Parkland…Read More
For the last 24 years since my son, Tariq was senselessly murdered by a 14-year gang member at the young age of 20 – my passion and commitment has been to youth through the work of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (www.tkf.org). The question I asked 24 years ago is “How did we create a society – where…Read More
One of the chapters in my book The Secret of the Bulletproof Spirit is titled “The Dance Between Desire and Detachment.” This chapter was inspired by my meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. If you want to begin this spring really acting from the wisdom of your bulletproof spirit, you must learn to embrace one…Read More
Here is a short exercise I use to increase empathy and compassion in my two-day forgiveness workshop – coming up in Hawaii in April. The precursor to compassion is empathy and after completing the exercise I encourage you to see how it connects and enhances your reservoir of empathy and compassion. For a deeper dive, I highly…Read More
Recently I did a keynote in Pomona, California, organized by Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU). Dick Bunce, the convener who presided on the conference, opened with a comment that “The conference is sponsored by PCU, the venue is in a spacious synagogue and our keynote speaker is Islamic.” That should tell you the tone of this…Read More
One of my Beatles favorite songs, Love is All you Need, says it all! May I suggest you listen and sing along to raise your current vibration to a place of love and happiness! Love, love, love Love, love, love Love, love, love There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can sing that can’t…Read More
As we approach Valentine’s Day, LOVE is in the air and we will acknowledge our most cherished people with cards, gifts, flowers, and celebrations. Valentine’s Day (which has been practiced since at least the 14th century) merely reminds us each year to value our loved ones and community on a single day, but I advocate…Read More