November 11, 2023

Bhakti Issa Urra
2 min readNov 11, 2023

Eleven-eleven. 11:11. November 11. The date means many things to many folks. Good Feng Shui. An auspicious portal. Veterans Day in the US. A good friend’s birthday.

This year is an extra special numerology bonus — 11/11/2023. 1+1+1+1+2+0+2+3=11.

75 years ago the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act was signed into law.

On Veterans Day we honor all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — to thank all veterans for their service and sacrifice. East West Women give special mention to our warrior women of the world.

It began to seem that one would have to hold in the mind forever two ideas which seemed to be in opposition. The first idea was acceptance, the acceptance, totally without rancor, of life as it is, and men as they are: in the light of this idea, it goes without saying that injustice is a commonplace.

This did not mean that one could be complacent, for the second idea was of equal power: that one must never, in one’s own life, accept these injustices as commonplace but must fight them with all one’s strength.

This fight begins, however, in the heart and it now had been laid to my charge to keep my own heart free of hatred and despair. ~ James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son.

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Bhakti Issa Urra

canvassing consciousness, constantly curious — ever challenged & changed