Learned from Saadi (1184-1283), Persian poet:
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
I am a counselor working with women who have experienced abuse and violence in their intimate relationship. I am originally from Iran and speak two other languages beside English. Majority of my client are Farsi speaking who are originally from Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan or Azerbaijan. I live and work in Toronto, Canada.