One of the best parts of the internet is that we get to meet so many interesting and positive people. The ability of the web to bring us closer together in ways we might never have dreamed of otherwise is one of the best feature about being online.
Recently, we were introduced to the music of Farahri, a Canadian born international singer-songwriter whose primary goal through her music is to fill the world with positivity.
She kindly agreed to answer a few questions about her life and her mission and we are thrilled to be able to feature her in the positive thinker section of ALifeOfLight.com.
1) Could you tell me a little bit about your background.
I'm Canadian, born to parents who were born and raised in Kenya and of Indian decent.
I loved to sing and wanted to be a singer from a very young age but was encouraged to really focus on academics and sing as a hobby. I ended up going to school and becoming a physical therapist and was interviewing for medical school when I decided I just had to follow my dreams of being a singer.
And I've never looked back.
My style is what I call 'Emotionally Provocative Pop-RnB' however I draw on styles such as dance, electro, dancehall, Hindi pop and middle eastern music as well! I love to sing different genres and in different languages as well. Singing for me is an emotional release, it's like taking a breath of fresh air and allows me to impact many people at the same time!
2) Please tell me about how you came to be such a positive person.
My parents are very positive people and the religious community within which I grew up was also a huge factor in my outlook on life.
Helping others, volunteering, charity and constant gratitude were pillars of my childhood. My parents also read a lot of spiritual, motivational and inspirational authors such as Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer and many others. They introduced their concepts to us early on.
I found throughout my life when there have been difficult times drawing on these principles have really made a difference. I really appreciate having this context for my life. My dad always says 'It's not the end of the world!'
3) Please tell me about one of the most significant emotional events of your past and how that influenced your positive outlook on life.
This would probably be when my mom got cancer. It was really scary and we were all very worried.
I'm usually a very emotional person and I thought I would've had a much tougher time dealing with this compared to everyone else in my family. However, I really surprised myself at how intentional and positive I was able to be.
In the face of this terrifying process I was able to draw on my love for my family and contribute as much as I could. She was eventually OK and I believe a lot of that had to do with her faith and positivity as well as ours around her.
4) Please tell me about your biggest dream right now.
My biggest dream is to have a community of 100 million Fireflys. That's the name I've given my fans.
Fireflys (I spell it like this on purpose) are fans who believe in creating a world where hatred, racism, sexism, war and conflict don't exist. A world where we realize that in darkness you don't see race, gender or religion. All you see is the light we all have and that is all the same in everyone.
All Fireflys are all leaders and love music and artistic expression. We love ourselves and our lives so much that we shine brightly for others. This creates an exponential growth of love and positivity in the world.
I believe 100 million is the tipping point for creating a world full of bright Fireflys! I want to have a world tour where I get to meet and perform and contribute to the lives of these Fireflys with my art and message.
5) Please tell me about your biggest fear about that dream.
My biggest fear about this dream is that it'll take a really long time to build and will be a struggle. My hope is that it catches on virally and other Fireflys are recruiting more and more Fireflys for an exponential effect.
6) Please tell me about your life if you knew you only had one week to live.
One thing I would do for sure is go sky diving over the ocean.
I would make sure my body was ready for organ donation as well if it was possible.
I would write all my thoughts and lessons I want to leave behind and ask someone to put it together publish it.
Then I would make sure as many people in my life knew I loved them and what they've meant to me and how grateful I am they've been in my life.
Finally I would spend as much time as possible with my close friends and family, preferably on a beach
7) What is the most important thing you could tell your audience about how and why you can help them.
I would say 2 things:
1) Do anything you need to do to fall passionately and deeply in love with yourself and your life, no matter what your circumstances are. A great way to get there is to always be contributing to the lives of others. The best way to shine bright is to help someone else shine bright!
2) Find your true purpose in this lifetime. The world is a puzzle and you are an essential piece of that puzzle. Without you the world is incomplete! So it's imperative you find your purpose. I always believe and have quoted that 'The purpose in life is to use your talents and abilities for the betterment of humanity'.
This is the video of Farahri's brilliantly positive new single -Take Me As I Am
Here's what she has to say about this song:
"Take Me As I Am is one of those tracks you can listen to on your best and worst day.
On your best day it encourages you to share yourself and this message with as many people as possible spreading the message that we are all perfect as we are and each one of us can really take on anything.
On your worst day it can pull you out of the gutter and remind you that despite your struggles there's a beautifully unique, strong and powerful person who makes your own rules in life and that you can powerfully demand of others and yourself to take you as you are."
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