Eid 🌙

Eid Mubarak 🌙 wishing happiness and health for everyone celebrating today 💝⁣⁣⁣
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Although I haven’t always seen it this way, Ramadan is a special time for us to refocus on what’s important to us. ⁣⁣⁣
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It’s different this year and I know that it might feel difficult for some, especially during quarantine. We didn’t get to catch up with all of our friends/family while stressing about parking at the mosque this year. ⁣⁣⁣
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But this is surprisingly the closest I have been with my family and the most connected I have ever been to my culture. We’ve had some savage games of luddo and my hand is still cramping from applying henna to everyone last night. By far, my favourite thing has been sitting around with coffee to hear stories from my parents after iftar.⁣⁣ I’m going to make an effort to continue to do that. ⁣
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The last month has been a reminder of the following values for me:⁣⁣⁣
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discipline, ⁣⁣⁣
patience,⁣⁣⁣
and compassion. ⁣⁣⁣
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Fasting, reflecting, working on some of your habits, and donating are all ways that people are grounded in their humanity and cultivate compassion. And I think we could all use a little bit of that stuff once in a while. ⁣⁣⁣
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Whether its a religious/spiritual experience for you or just a feeling of togetherness, I hope there’s some joy in it for everyone. 🌻⁣⁣⁣
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Published by theartofhina

Clinical & Counselling Psychology Master’s student based in Toronto. 
As a South Asian immigrant, WOC, and future clinician - I am committed to creating positive social change by advocating for mental health initiatives emphasizing cultural competence.

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