How is your heart?

R U OK? Day

It’s an excellent reminder to check in on those around us. Ask, R U OK? Ask with an open mind and an open heart.

It’s also another opportunity for us to share this beautiful quote by Omid Safi:

“In many Muslim cultures, when you want to ask them how they’re doing, you ask: in Arabic, Kayf haal-ik? or, in Persian, Haal-e shomaa chetoreh? How is your haal?

What is this haal that you inquire about? It is the transient state of one’s heart.

In reality, we ask, “How is your heart doing at this very moment, at this breath?”

When I ask, “How are you?” that is really what I want to know…

...I am not asking how many items are on your to-do list, nor asking how many items are in your inbox. I want to know how your heart is doing, at this very moment. Tell me…”

Today is R U OK? Day, designed to empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them. A conversation with someone can be life-changing.