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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What is benevolence in Buddhism? Benevolence may be defined as having kindness, conjugal duty, goodwill, and being well-mannered. It is a trait closely related to the concept of compassion in Eastern philosophy. Within the Mahayana Buddhism tradition, for example, compassion is expressed by serving and caring for others. Benevolence funds are established with the purpose…Read More
I typically muse about my year in review for the final newsletter of each calendar year. Having been inspired to direct you toward living a more authentic life and choosing presence over routine when the former limits you from being most authentic, I decided to highlight some of the lesser-known events that make up the…Read More
What is a Soulular Discovery Masterclass? After teaching workshops for over two decades, it has become clear to me that the work we do together is “Soulular” — changing the cell level of the soul. Spiritual resiliency is hard to explain, as are the benefits of forgiveness. So, instead of mislabeling the masterclass as a “forgiveness…Read More
Having spiritual resiliency and soulular strength leads to the personal freedom to experience inner peace, joy, and abundance. Another great way to increase your spiritual strength is to engage in the age-old practices of rituals. Having just celebrated the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I am reminded of the importance of…Read More
The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice promotes effective forms of justice that are safe, just, equitable, sustainable, reparative, and socially constructive, addressing not only crime but conflict, incivility, injustice, and all forms of harm. NACRJ hosts the biennial National Conference of Community and Restorative Justice and provides support for members. “Shaping Justice for the 21st…Read More
Can You Change the Way You View Challenges? Below is a letter from a school student who heard me present. The message and true transformation I embody helped her to change and reframe her challenges to the point that she set her life on a new trajectory as a result. if she can achieve this,…Read More
We have over 400 million guns for 320 million inhabitants. Access to guns is easy even for young people. While I wish we could outlaw automatic weapons like AK 15 and the Midnight Special easily acquired in every community immediately – that may prove difficult in our culture because of the 2nd Amendment and the…Read More
Having traveled the world speaking and doing workshops and interviews over the last 25+ years in the realm of forgiveness, I see that most people are either holding resentment about what has happened to them or experiencing guilt about what they have done to another. We cannot be mired in either of these two places…Read More
Judging requires a closed heart while forgiveness requires an open heart. Anger, resentment, and guilt reside in a closed heart. Joy, love, and peace live in an open heart. We get to make the choice. I work hard at always living with an open heart–as one of the participants, Libby, in my last online masterclass reminded…Read More
(Written by Tariq Khamisa in 1992 -while high school) I have many aphorisms that I base my life on. Out of them, I have picked six, which I feel highlight my morals and self-worth best. My first aphorism that I live by is “Hang in there when the odds are against you.” I feel that this quote has helped me a lot…Read More