if you have thoughts on any of these questions,
please write here.
what is this very moment?
how can you consume in a way that offers?
what is liberation?
how do you live?
how do you cultivate wisdom and compassion?
what is interdependent co-origination?
is it seeing my values
as conditional byproducts of my cultural upbringing?
when is sound healing?
what is form?
when is pain sound?
what is [your] commitment to diversity?
Openness and acceptance of all people,
or intention to bring more diversity
of identity and experience into [your] community?
Is it the kind of society that [allows] ... black women or black men or anyone ... [to seek] a dignified existence as a human being, that permits people to grow and develop according to their capacity, that gives them a sense of value not only for themselves but a sense of value for other human beings.
Is this the kind of society that is going to permit that?”
“What is the American society?
For example, the whole budget of the United States has been balanced in the direction of more money for defense and cutting down on anti-poverty money and money for the rehabilitation of the cities. The justification is that naturally we have to have defense, and we don’t want to rock the boat, the financial structure of the system, because there might be a recession. Therefore, the poor people and the bad conditions of the city will have to wait…
Now, is that the kind of system which you can expect to get in and find real value?”
Ella Baker (1969)
how many breaths will it take to realize
how many steps will it take to realize
how many moments will it take to realize
we are born and we die with every breath?
peace is every step?
each moment is the universe?