Oppression and injustice are not competitive sports with winners and losers and a need to take sides.
Modern research and writing on racism focuses on its systemic nature, which can’t be denied. But I don’t know how to re-engineer a culture or redistribute its power. I do know how to break down walls and feel my oneness with all beings.
Originally posted on Peace Paul's Blog:
In today’s media-saturated world, it can feel like we are in perpetual crisis. A full panoply of suffering assaults us on every side – news of murders, wars, disease, famine, environmental destruction, social injustices, etc. Every issue is important and horrifying and overwhelming. Unfortunately, there is little we…
To me, the Metta (Loving Kindness) Sutra is one of the most beautiful.
Wisely, Buddhism teaches that in order to live with metta for others, we start with ourselves. How can we accept and love others if we don’t accept and love ourselves?
How can we learn to love Donald Trump. Let us count the ways…