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Mindful Monday: The problem is far from solved

Mindful Monday: The problem is far from solved

awareness, Freedom, mindfulness, racism
"Another indication that progress is being made was found in the recent presidential election in the United States. The American people revealed great maturity by overwhelmingly rejecting a presidential candidate who had become identified with extremism, racism, and retrogression. The voters of our nation rendered a telling blow to the radical right. They defeated those elements in our society which seek to pit white against Negro and lead the nation down a dangerous Fascist path. "Let me not leave you with a false impression. The problem is far from solved." --Martin Luther King, Jr., December, 1964, from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech What are you noticing when you read this? ... for Mindful Monday ... Photo credit: "Martin-Luther-King-1964-leaning-on-a-lectern," Wikimedi...
Daily Practice for August 19, 2016

Daily Practice for August 19, 2016

Word:  My friend, Priscilla Galasso, writes about hope and will in the BeZine. About hope, she writes specifically, "Hope is a deceitful kind of thing. It sounds like a marvelous, Puritanical virtue. I think it’s a slippery slope. Hope is passive. “I hope it won’t rain.” There’s nothing you can really do about it, one way or the other. You’re stating a wish, a sort of desire or thought without any teeth. “I hope my insurance will cover this.” You’re placing the burden of responsibility or action on something, someone other than yourself. “I hope in the future.” You’re making present moment decisions while not being present in the moment." Is that how hope works? When I look at the word hope, the definition includes "A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtain...
Daily Practice 2016.02.11

Daily Practice 2016.02.11

Word: Today, I am inspired by the music of Nina Simone, poetry of Layman P'Ang, and sacred words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During Lent, I am taking a break from using people's words. I will return to that practice on March 28. For myself, during Lent, I am reading Reconciling Ministries devotional and yesterday, I decided that I am also going to listen to the speeches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday, I heard this: You know, whenever Pharaoh wanted to prolong the period of slavery in Egypt, he had a favorite, favorite formula for doing it. What was that? He kept the slaves fighting among themselves. But whenever the slaves get together, something happens in Pharaoh's court, and he cannot hold the slaves in slavery. When the slaves get together, that's the begin...