“Is it ok if I pray?” Fatima asked. I suppose I should have appreciated the courtesy, but part of me was shocked - and a little offended. “Of course, you can pray.” I told her. “Put in a good word for me while you’re at it.”
Lauren Taus is a licensed, clinical therapist and yoga teacher with nearly two decades of experience. Lauren works with her clients and students to identify old stories that disrupt present moment experience. Through conscious embodiment, Lauren restores the power of choice and helps others to consciously create an optimized, empowered life experience.
Sulaiman Khatib spent 10 brutal years as a young man in an Israeli prison for stabbing a soldier as an act of resistance. He was 14 years old when he started his sentence. While most might develop more rage in the conditions that he survived, this man became a committed peace maker. He cofounded Combatants for Peace, a bi-national, grassroots nonviolence movement in Israel and Palestine, and he has been compared in the press to a modern-day Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr or Nelson Mandela.
In this conversation, we speak about the importance of moving beyond national identity to see a shared humanity and the need to connect activism to the heart.