'my soul is
my kiln'

Rumi says. Rumi was the poet I graduated to later in life. I grew from Saadi, and Hafiz, to Rumi. He is the architect of poets. He overflows with dances, rhymes, flute, and drum. He creates structures, indestructible. He forms spaces, infinite with sacred geometry and colors, designs landscapes where rocks bloom as flowers, perspectives end without vanishing points, horizons end in fantasia, and God changes to mirrors. He is always burning with an eternal fire, and he is very happy to house the fire, to be a kiln. Rumi is the tongue I could not have. And he utters the words I could not utter.

An excerpt from Sidewalks on the Moon
by architect Nader Khalili

Cal Earth Village Fountain

photo courtesy of Khalili/Cal-Earth

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My background is in documentary film and freelance journalism. I've researched, written about and filmed visionary architects, renowned scientists and other remarkable figures of American life and world cultures. Today, I write a lot of nonfiction and poetry.

For the coaching process, I enjoy drawing on the rich and diverse stories, ideas and constructs I've come to know while exploring a wide array of subject-matter for documentaries, articles and books. The knowledge I've gained, coupled with my experiences with Enneagram and Ayurveda, and the Creative Self, can help people to see their personal worlds in a new and positive light.

The psychology of holism, which is centered on love, and underlies dynamic works and relations, is my greatest inspiration. I've recently completed four books on the topic of holism (Holistic Living: Tips for Youth; The New Village; The Modern Roots of Holism and The Ancient Roots of Holism) and am working on my fifth (American Determinism: Holistic Politics). You can read summaries of the works at my writer's site: www.yashahusain.com.

I agree with the basic notion that "whole solutions" such as holistic medicine, alternative energies, earthen architectures, sustainable farming, conflict resolution and diplomacy, as well as the beneficial use of the arts, hold a unifying grace, and come from minds touched deeply by love, and not love only of people, but of the natural world and all of its inhabits.

Through my coaching, I hope to help clients find and move along the path of self-realization to experience a stronger sense of holism and to reach their full potential.

On love, roots & growth

Having worked in the media and gone to college in the nation's capital, I still feel I learned the most about life through the love felt for the people, animals and stretches of nature that have meant the most to me. In particular, the love felt for my older sister, Miriam, who passed away at the age of twenty after a short battle with colon cancer, when I was twelve. Years prior, in 1974, when I was just ten-months-old, my father passed away, dying tragically at the age of 39 in a car accident. Despite the two tragedies dealt my young family, my mother and siblings remained close through the years, when love continued to fill the house and air. It was a love I carried with me when I left home in upstate New York, where I'd lived since birth, to begin college in D.C., and it's a love I carry to this day.

So great were the losses I experienced when I was young that they continually remind me of how amazing love between people can be, but so too do the deep and intimate relationships I've shared with new family, friends and mentors, over time. 

One of my favorite teachers has been the renowned architect, Nader Khalili, who I first interviewed for a feature documentary I aspired to make, but who I instead wrote about for Space.com and Space Illustrated Magazine.

Nader was the most important person to remind me of the tremendous significance a person's roots have, no matter how far they travel, or how much they see. It was Nader who incidentally inspired me to retrace my roots to find that all I knew about love had developed in my youth and inadvertently, and unconsciously, became the stimulus for decisions I made later in life.

It are the right connections between people (beings and nature), I believe, that make the world go around. However difficult it may be to make the right connections all of the time, the love and understanding that stems from an effort to see each other eye to eye, and care for one another, is worth striving for.

Similarly, it's worthwhile to acquire the ability to experience the oneness in humanity, and in totality, as taught by so many great religions.













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