Well life for me is filled with jokes at every corner. For me everything is funny. Perhaps what appears difficult for others is a joke for me. When i leave my house in the morning to take the F train, I tell my husband i have taken my quota of "I am sorry" and "Excuse me". Its stange to see people stand in the subway silent. If you accidently touch someone's hand we have to say sorry. I found that very funny.
I was raised in a mixed family, so mixed that it only helped me know a lot, my family consisted of hindus muslims and christian, who were from different parts of india, with all this confusion one thing that my family did sensible was to send me to an english school.Here I am in US. Married to a Jew. what more diversity can a person have.I love my life because I approach life with open arms.
By profession I am a social worker. This is my third country and I speak 5 languages. I was independent since childhood and that was a blessing. Freedom is what I Love and so I love America, I may not be an American but my mind is. I love the people of the west because, their values are from the self. They are more spiritual than religious. My experiences have been intense and i love that it came with a lot of growth, There are moments in our lives when we know something is not right, but as kids and with societal pressures we just shut down because of our dependency needs, but when we grow up our actualizations crop up and we fully express ourselves when we finally are capable of standing on our own feet.
My family disowns me today, according to them i am deserted, but i live in heaven they have no clue how happy i am in finding myself. A voice that belongs only to me, my expressions that are my own, the values that are far more meaningful to me today. My inner peace is in its bloom.
To be me, i had to remove layers and layers of conditioning, brought about by religion, culture and all societal pressures. I found my individuality, it is so beautiful that my expression is pure, my inner self is not divided any more, i reachout to others just as i reach out to myself, the dormant values that were mine have finally surfaced. And guess what, 911 gave me a new meaning to life. The planes did not fly into the buildings, it flew right inside me and crashed all the walls of blind faith. Many people die in this disaster, and so did my conditioning.
America gave me all the wisdom to be who i am today.