"If we have such similarities, why are we fighting each other?” – Mohammed Al Samawi
This week we welcome interfaith activist and author, Mohammed Al Samawi, to share his story on how he escaped a war-torn Yemen through the help of four strangers he met on Facebook. Crazy right? Mohammed details his experience growing up in a country ruled by dictatorship and the limiting beliefs that came from a lack of education. As he began to connect with people globally through social media, he discovered there were far more similarities than differences with the people he’d been taught to hate throughout his childhood. His newfound discovery brought him a sense of purpose and excitement to share the truth and become an activist. Mohammed shares his experience as evidence that through supporting other humans and speaking the language of love, we can achieve anything we want to do.
“God gave me a disability so I could become an interfaith activist.” – Mohammed Al Samawi
Mohammed Al Samawi
- Middle East, dictatorship
- Yemen, civil war
- Saudi Arabia
- Sheraton Hotel as U.S. embassy
- Zaatari refugee camp
- Senator Kris Murphy/war in Yemen
- Senator Bernie Sanders/war in Yemen
- Senator Mark Kirk and Justin Hefter, role in escape
- Jamal Khashoggi
- Favorite Movie: The Square
- Current Obsession: Israeli and Turkish music (noted he will send a link when he remembers a song)
- First Thing When You Wake Up: Check phone for messages from family
- Daily Practice: Writing
- Type of Meditation you rely on most?
Psychic Meditation which is energy tools, visual meditation which is also her personal practice
- Helpful tip for valuable meditation?
Focus on your breath, take the pressure off yourself that you have to do it right. Keep showing up and try different meditation to find what works for you.
- Self-Care Hack?
I make sure to clear everyone out of my space every night and get out into nature. I clear people’s energy by creating a bubble out infront of you, putting everyone from the day in that bubble, and then blow up the bubble. This gives the person their energy back.
- If you could give any piece of life advice what would it be?
If you don’t like how things are going, believe that you can change your perception and everything else will change.