It's interesting really, I started reMINDme Values as a self-healing project for myself. To get out of my hamster wheel self-fulfilling world of internal dialogue "this is the way it is, this is the way it has been" and just to have a platform to write and focus about one thing at one time. To realign my purpose, my self, my personality based on my values that I hold to be true (at one point in time) in my life. To be conscious and mindful of my own intentions and the impact I have with other people that surround me. 

I had created these bands that come in themed sets of whatever I was going through in life. Truthfully, I just wanted something to stay accountable for my life. Everything I held about what I knew about the world was so close to slip away. The only thing I could grip onto was my perception of reality and who I was and who I aspire to be.

To write down my goals and values is one thing, to see it on my self and wear it with the goal for mindful intention and action is something else entirely.

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Values Dissect with Mazin from Holistic Underground

Last night, I attended an open mic night in the Mission hosted biweekly by Holistic Underground. It was a special event dedicated to sharing our reactions, feelings, and voice in solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. After listening to truth from the soul in the form of song, poetry, comedy, freestyle rap, the whole space made way for a live open jam-drum circle-cypher.

Instruments for grabs. Dancing wild and free. Singing. OOH and AAH. This is where I found home. 

The following day, after a shared meditation practice, I sat with Mazin Mahgoub, Director of Holistic Underground to pick his brain and understand the theory to the practice of holistic health + arts + social justice. The grounded energy was palpable. For the following Q&A, Mazin explains the importance and vision of creating a more creative, sustainable and holistic (r)evolution in the world we live in today.