Would You Take a Moment and Ponder?

What many people don’t know about me, is that, in spite of my optimistic outlook, I probably cry way more than they do… My heart is of course bleeding for all the hurt caused by this pandemic. But I have been crying way before this crisis.

People were dying every day before the Corona Virus: from hunger, cold, giving birth, all kinds of diseases.

I’ve been crying about the cruel unfairness of the world: extreme poverty, homelessness, wars, and people escaping from their homeland to save their lives and find themselves in some refugee camps lacking the basics of human dignity…

I need to admit I am truly enthusiastic about this COVID-19. Nobody deserves death or to suffer this way—the epigenetics science is explaining the root cause of the death by the way; which is not the virus (a story for another time) — but a global awakening comes at a price, unfortunately. Yes, it is way harsher than what we could ever have imagined, but the world is extremely imbalanced as well. It is simply correlated.

I keep faith we will all start pondering, reviewing our distorted beings making our lives and the world that imbalanced in the first place; the level of responsibility being obviously correlated to the quality of our program. The universe is sending a coded message. I hope everybody will open their heart and listen to it… Hoping is all that I can control anyway.

Myriam Ben Salem
A recovered perfectionist. A passionate. A grown kid. A writer. A storyteller. An edutainer. A lifelong learner. A speaker. An unapologetic truth-teller. A stoic philosopher. More details about the story of my life? With pleasure! I am a mentor with a deep passion for empowering whomever I interact with, helping others unleash the servant leader in them and find their voice they would use to leave their legacy. Ice on the cake, the growth happens implicitly through simply modeling it. I spent 9 years working at a high level of consultancy and management in the Information Technology, Human Resources, and Research sectors, only to realize that my perfectionism syndrome was damaging myself and those around me. After three burnouts, an existential crisis, and having almost committed suicide following being harshly abused by a malignant narcissist, I dramatically embarked on a painful journey to drastically transform the miserable individual I was. I was saved at the last moment by the grace of my pure love divinity through an out-of-body experience making me see all the lies of my unhealthy ego, realize this gigantic universe was not revolving around my small self. Most importantly, I was able to visualize I was here for a mission. That was the moment of my migration from being religious to spiritual. The butterfly took time to emerge though. The caterpillar had to heal the very obvious scars, gain some strength to start the most rewarding investment of the whole existence: destroying all my limiting beliefs both about myself and the world, and rewiring my invasive subconscious program I never wrote in the first place! I am deeply passionate about everything life has to offer. I educate through any possible means on the importance of reconnecting with our common birth’s gifts making all of us seeds of greatness only numbed by the life-time conditioning. Writing is my very favorite and most preferred tool deployed for my mission. The topics I explore are in the nexus of stoic philosophy, psychology, neuroplasticity, and epigenetics. Common denominator? The quality of the subconscious program! I am described as vivacious, confident, compassionate, authentic, funny, warrior, vulnerable, grateful, bold, emotionally mature, showing integrity with an abundance mentality, and always seeking the best way forward for myself and every person I get the privilege to interact with.


  1. I love your post Myriam. Dr. King said “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Change takes a long time, but it does happen. Good will always prevail in the end. While it doesn’t appear that way from some social media posts and political talk radio, there is more that unites us then divides us. It takes one moment in time by one person at a time to perform a selfless act of kindness to change the world.

    • And thanks for triggering it dear Frank! We are indeed way more connected than we could imagine!

      The only thing which separates us is the sick ego, the unfriendly subconscious program which has been written by someone else; in other words, we never chose in the first place!

      “Taking one’s responsibility to change what we were not responsible for creating– our subconscious program– is probably the highest level of bravery and wisdom!”







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