Introducing myself and my journal: Love and Respect

Posted May 28, 2013 from United States

About Me: Hello, nice to meet you all. I am honored to have been chosen as one of this year's Editorial Mentors. I hope I can offer as much value and support to this wonderful community as I'm sure it will offer me. <3 Love and Respect, O

My Passions: ending homelessness and poverty; raising strong children; service

My Challenges: single parenting; staying positive

My Vision for the Future: When feminism wins, we are going to have the biggest, best party EVER. :)

My Areas of Expertise: writing, service, fundraising, event planning

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  • Klaudia
    May 28, 2013
    May 28, 2013

    Hello Dear Friend

    On behalf of all wonderful WP members I also want to welcome you. You have reached an amazing place to exchange thoughts, ideas, feelings, etc. We´re really happy to have you on board. Let´s raise our voices together.

    Please follow our current programs and campaigns and enjoy this great journey. I suggest you getting started by checking out the introductory guide

    I´m happy you´re in your way to find your own voice with us. I'm sure all of us will be learning a lot from you.

    Looking forward to getting to know you better!!!

    greetings from beautiful Mexico

  • Susan K.A.
    May 29, 2013
    May 29, 2013

    Dear Orionisis,

    Welcome to World Pulse! Thanks for joining and for being an Editorial Mentor. I'm sure you'll be really inspired by women's stories you read here and it will only feed your passion to end poverty and work towards gender equality. It's wonderful to have you here!

    Like Klaudia said, the Getting Started Guide is helpful in learning about the World Pulse website and how to get started in networking with others:

    I look forward to reading more from you in the days to come!



  • Mukut
    Jul 16, 2013
    Jul 16, 2013

    It is wonderful to have you among us.

    Your rich experience will further add to this amazing community.

    Lots of love from India,

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Aug 13, 2013
    Aug 13, 2013

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community. Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • orionisis
    Aug 19, 2013
    Aug 19, 2013

    Wow, thank you to everyone who welcomed me! What a great community. I am learning so much from my mentoree, Nakinti, already.

    I read this recently and I think it applies so much to everyone involved in World Pulse; I wanted to share it. Big love, be well!

    Concern for the World From Wise Heart (, 8/11/13

    You are compassionate and have a genuine wish for the health and happiness of all beings, but sometimes your wish goes astray. When you reflect on the inequity of resource distribution, you might find yourself slipping into hopelessness. You begin to suffer about suffering. One of my zen teachers called this "suffering plus one". It's not very helpful. What can you do to move from "suffering plus one" to connected awareness plus contribution?

    Wise action flows from wise attention. Hopelessness is a sign of unwise attention. You followed your thoughts through various stories about a doomed planet or some version therein. So hopelessness (along with the other alarm feelings- guilt, depression, anger, & shame) is an important cue. It tells you to notice where you are putting your attention.

    One form of wise attention regarding your concern for the world is to follow the four elements of Compassionate Communication. I am going to go through them one by one in order relative to this topic. First, name what you heard or saw that triggered this latest bout of hopelessness. Was it someone you saw on the way to work, a story on the radio, a bit of news on TV or something else?

    Next allow yourself the space to feel the grief of the suffering you witnessed. Grief is a connected and expansive feeling. If you begin to feel heavy, collapsed, or shut down, you have moved out of grief and into reactivity. Grief is also a feeling that has it's own life. You don't decide to grieve. You simply make space for it by sitting quietly. It will arise and fall of its own accord.

    Third, name the specific needs/values up for you when you witnessed the event you named above. They might be one or more of these: compassion, fairness, contribution, hope, mutuality, appreciation, respect.

    Fourth, give your attention to the ways you are already meeting those needs in your daily life. Your list might include things that are an integrated part of your lifestyle like biking to work, buying organic food, sharing your smile and consideration equally with all you encounter, etc. There are many helpful books that name these simple things. What I want to emphasize is not the things you do, but rather the quality of attention you give them. Hanging your laundry out to dry saves resources, but when you do it begrudgingly because you know you should, you are adding to the web of suffering.

    When you name the things you already do to live in accord with your compassion for other living beings, go slowly and let yourself feel the quality of intention with each thing you do. This is wise attention.

    Lastly, knowing your strengths and unique gifts, you can ask yourself: "Is there is anything else I would like to do and could do generously from my heart?" Wise action arises from this wise attention.

    Practice Take a few minutes of reflection now. Go through each of the steps of above. Notice the quality of attention you bring and the impact your attention has your sense of well-being and ability to take wise action.