It made me feel so encouraged about the potential trajectory of yoga because it opens up the conversation, and hopefully a pathway towards inclusion and wellness as being defined both internally, by our own sense of coming home, rather than by what we currently envision a yoga practice to look or sound like, and externally by approaching yoga as social, political, and both uncomfortable and the most rewarding.
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Prosperity isn’t a zero sum game. Must listen: BLM teachers, books, and podcasts.
Prosperity is not a zero sum game. In fact, the well-being of every human is so interwoven together that it behooves us to make this top priority. In the end, who are we if we can’t feel the pain of others enough to do something about it, and if we don’t want to lift others up in the same way we’ve been given that privilege? Let’s stop defending ourselves, stop judging derivative crimes, and start seeing how we can make change.
On dignity and poverty
Dignity is being worthy of respect. Of being human. Of mattering.
When we feel that in ourselves, we move and act with a different energy than we do when we don’t feel it.
When we offer it to another, we move and act with a different energy than we do when we don’t offer it.
So do they.
Staying on point with purpose and the state of the world.
Everyone always needed healthcare. Everyone always needed to eat. Everyone always had a right to live. With dignity. When shit happens, the most vulnerable are the ones most affected… first. Priorities always mattered. Civil unrest and individual health are interrelated.
Come from love. It’s loud, persistent, and non-violent. It gets the job done.
If you feel swallowed up by anger
where instead of being able to harness it with love,
more energy goes to hating the derivative crimes over the original,
or towards protecting bystander fragility (this isn’t compassion or empathy),
#blacklivesmatter and what to do
I know I’m not qualified to talk about this. Anything I can say feels as empty as politicians’ words when they say that their thoughts and prayers are with us. But I am going to try because a wise young person told me you gotta take the risk of making mistakes, saying stupid things, and being called out to become the ally you need to be.