August 12, 2019

What do you want?

What do you want?

I have always asked myself that?

Every 6 weeks I ask myself this question.

God, the Universe or Destiny, how ever you understand it, tends to then give you a series of opportunities to help you get what you want.

Of course it is not always easy and there are challenges you encounter on the way.

Knowing what you want though is not easy.

Listening to your soul’s calling is so difficult in the sea of competing desires and expectations from others.

The desires of your ego that is and how the ego seduces you, beguiles you and distracts you.

The soul keeps tugging at your heart asking what do you want.

You carry on, hustling, hurrying and hurting.

You carry on burning out each time.

What do you want?

When you find out what it is, I tell you when you venture towards it with each step and fall, it is pure joy.

Yes you fall sometimes on the way.

But with each step you take towards what you want.

The Universe conspires to help you.

God leads you to healers, mentors, friends and others to pave the way.

You need to keep asking though what is it that you want?

What do you want?

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Having qualified as a Social Worker in July 1991 from Coventry University, it has been over two decades that I have been on the front line working with children and young people who are traumatized and on the margins of society. Although I studied Psycho-dynamic counselling for two years at Goldsmiths College (1991-1993), I decided to integrate Psycho-dynamic theories and skills into my Social work practice and flirt with and immerse myself in studying Islam as well as interfaith dialogue and friendships. For the last 20 years, I have been working in a multi-disciplinary Youth Offending Team in South London, comprised of Professional colleagues from different faiths and cultural backgrounds trying to support young people in the criminal justice system. I am married and mother to three sons, and juggle Social Work and interfaith dialogue with my writing, studying and the needs of home and family.


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