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When thoughts take flight and become unyielding gateways to our souls, we should surrender all inhibitions and embrace the moment. At Masani Consulting, our mission is to encourage lifelong learning for adults. As adults continue on their path of learning, there are times they will reflect and even write their thoughts, ideas and experiences. Reflection means that as learners, we should view every experience as an opportunity to make life an incredible journey for ourselves and others.

Dr. Masani shares some reflections that wrapped her tightly in the joys and challenges of life, and we hope you set aside that special time for your reflections, too!

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized,

than lord among those without dreams and desires.

Khalil Gibran

It is one of the blessings of this world that few

people see visions and dream dreams.

Zora Neale Hurston

Have a vision. Be demanding.

Colin Powell

The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:

The LORD gives light to the eyes of both!

Proverbs 29:13

Whispered Thoughts © 2012 by Dr. Binta Masani

In the still night’s slumber, breathless bodies emerge from a chamber of enchantment. Returning to yesterday gives a reprieve from tomorrow’s loneliness. Laughter between lovers echo unimagined delight in places sacred to the heart. Is there space for emptiness between lovers or does time elude spirits enthralled by desire? Only whispered lips give thoughts their life. And lovers are left to remember and rejoice in stories shaped by seasons passed.

The Coming and Going of Life© by Dr. Binta Masani

October 2012

A modest beginning often brings about a humbleness that replaces unmet desires with enduring prophesies of hope. Conversations filled with contagious laughter preserve memories for future contemplation. Passion immersed in words, thoughts and ideas surrender to visionary wonder. Inhibitions seize to exist when lovers embrace, children sing songs filled with possibilities, and rivers flow endlessly into oceans of vastness. The sound of elder voices gently archive traditions to empyrean. Forbidden is fear in the presence of absolute joy, for faintheartedness shall, and always does taint the human longing for a place and voice. But it is this uninterrupted coming and going, in and out, old and new that fulfills the destiny of life.

A Vanishing Touch© by Dr. Binta Masani

August 2016

Warmth coming forth through smiles and eyes, touch us in hidden places. As we travel here and there, our bowed heads are lifted and souls meet, that is until our belonging to another is interrupted by jarring sounds and screeching noises. Then, like a masked assailant without notice the human connection is stolen away. And the wailing voices of our ancestors shake the heavens with pleas for a belonging they once knew. Their cries go unheard, for they no longer have a place in the rustling of life we have come to know. The life that is life-less. Less than me or you or we, the life that is void...for vanishing is the touch.

Knowing© by Dr. Binta Masani

January 2017

As I sit quietly to hear my thoughts, he reappears without summons. His thunderous voice echoes in distant plains. Ever so strong and uncompromising, he sings songs of gladness. His childlike eyes lift the heaviest clouds and their darkness become sunbeams dancing across the sky in wondrous delight. I often find space to revisit the moments we shared. In those moments, I pull the memories close. Like a tattered shawl they keep me as warm as his loving embrace. If only time had been generous to us, perhaps, our coming together would have blossomed into seasons that lingered for years to come.

Leaving© by Dr. Binta Masani

December 2018

Goodbyes, never prepare us for the hallow feeling created by empty space; neither do persisent memories. Taking what is meant for growth and leaving behind stagnation makes room for future possibilites. Beyond this, nothing else is required for the life sustaning...experiences we desire to have. When we surrender to life, goodbyes transform our experiences into new moments of wonder.

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