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Ameena L. Payne is a soul learning to follow its Divine Path—passionate about encouraging mindful living and social responsibility. The activities I involve myself in are always an expression of the essential part of the person I am—connected, positive, creative, and adventurous. Together we rise in consciousness.

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People Aren’t Always Out to Get Us: The Good Beyond Appearances

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ~Mother Theresa

Last year, I was on the CTA (Chicago’s public transit) heading to class to take an exam. Rather, I should say that I was rushing to class. I wasn’t running late, but I often got caught up in the hustle and bustle of Chicago during morning rush hour.

Something about the “rush hour” energy made me feel a bit anxious; and, although I, along with others, am at the mercy of the CTA with its frequent delays, rarely do riders strike up conversations with fellow passengers.…