Hi all! I'm reminding us of the event this weekend because it is definitely tempting to turn away from hate and to not stare it in the face. I want to remind us that white supremacy cannot stand. We know that Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, leaders of the alt-right movement, are planning to have another rally and march, similar to the one they had at Charlottesville where Heather Heyer was killed. We decided to do something about it and I hope you will join us. Unite with Might We are uniting together to stand against hate and to promote hope, love, and inclusion for all of our neighbors. Sometimes it seems that there is so much hatred in the world that it is impossible to know what to do next. But changing hate to hope, loneliness to love, paranoia to peace, isolation to inclu
I just saw on the news today that the justice department, under Donald Trump, is now arguing that employers can fire LGBTQ folks. There are no protections afforded to the queer community. "The question came up this week, when a lawyer for Trump's Department of Justice argued that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect LGBTQ Americans from being fired because of their sexual orientation—a complete reversal of the government's position on such matters under previous presidents." Yahoo News. Hell. We knew there were no protections for us. Now we know that the government is going to make sure of it. I am not really outraged by this administration. I am wounded to my core. The cause of my woundedness is not necessarily the evil that is happening in Washington, D.C. but in my lov
The point isn't to perfect your body or your personality. The point is really to perfect your compassion and your love. — Jack Kornfield What are you noticing about the growth of your compassion and love? ... for Mindful Monday ... Source: 4 Oct 2017 interview with Jack Kornfield in "Finding Freedom Right Here, Right Now" by Maria Scarles. Photo credit: "EKO gas station, refugee camp," Frantisek Trampota, 2016.