“Everything is energy. Match the frequency of the reality you want, and you can not help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is Physics.” Albert Einstein
When we BREAZE, we match the frequency of love & celebrate it by opening our heart (with compassion) & breathing with ease, moving with grace, dancing & celebrating. We follow our joy, oxygen & ease (MOJOE).
“Hafla” – is an Arabic word for a “get-together”, a party, a celebration or a family gathering, which may have an intimate number of friends or many people invited. There might be Belly-Dancing for entertainment, much food for sure, music & dancing. I grew up in a small town in Israel that was half Arab & half Jewish. The Arabs who were Palestinians, were both Muslims & Christians. They lived in a special section of town which was referred to as ‘the ghetto’ and were friendly. As a teenager, I used to go every Saturday with my friends to ‘the ghetto’ for humus & pita & mahalabia (a desert), and always loved the generosity and celebration with which the food was served. It’s there that I first learned about Hafla. For the past twelve years Gail & I have been going every weekend to Paterson New Jersey to a Palestinian restaurant called Al Basha, where I always have a Hafla, celebrating the best food, exercising my basic Arabic, and sharing generous hospitality. This ritual brings me a familiar joy & lightens up my week.
I was expecting not to speak Arabic in South Sudan because of the political situation there, so I was utterly surprised when Dr. Atong, the psychiatrist who runs the mental hospital in Juba spoke fluent Arabic. The word that we connected around was – Hafla. Every so often, when our schedule was fuller than my system could handle, all I had to do was say to her – ‘Chabibti – Hafla’, and her eyes would lighten up and with a determined smile she would say- “Yes, it’s time for Hafla”, and soon after we would be on our way to lunch or dinner.
The way I feel about my trip to South Sudan can be summed up with the following words: “Yalla Chabibi, (come dear friend), you are invited to our Hafla.”
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, Voice of The BREAZE