Sat Tara’s Turban
SAT TARA’S TURBAN
You are probably reading this because you have noticed that I wear a white turban and you are wondering why.
I have been a practitioner of the Sikh faith since 1972. My turban is an outward, public expression of these deeply held, personal beliefs and goals:
As a Sikh, I strive to have all my actions reflect personal and professional integrity.
We do not believe in converting anyone! Sikhs honor all religions and have even fought for religious freedom throughout history. Religious freedom includes the right not to believe in any religion.
Sikhs are family-oriented. We honor the family as the best context for spiritual development. Throughout my career, my work has centered on helping families provide the best possible environments for their children.
As a Sikh, I believe in one God, though God may be worshipped in different ways.
Sikhs are peace-loving but believe there are some occasions when, as a last resort, assertive action is necessary. As a Sikh, I have the duty to defend an innocent and vulnerable person. I call this being a “peaceful warrior.”
Sikhs do not use alcohol or non-prescription drugs, (but we have fun in lots of other ways).
As a Sikh, I do a daily practice of yoga, meditation and prayer.