We have entered into a very challenging period in our time. At the forefront is the issue of diversity and inclusivity. Who is in and who is out. This is playing itself out on the world stage. Millions of people potentially being banned, mass deportations, hate crimes and new laws being drafting that are discriminatory in nature. In a way nothing has changed yet everything has changed. Internally there is also a shift happening. We are being provided with an opportunity to investigate our own deeply held beliefs. Opening to diversity isn’t just a noble idea; it’s actually a genuine path that leads to both wisdom and deep compassion.
Dr. King once said:
Our goal is to create a beloved community and
this will require a qualitative change in our souls
as well as a quantitative change in our lives.
He couldn’t have been more right. On an absolute level, who we are doesn't matter. However on the level of the heart race, gender and sexual orientation matters. AND discrimination takes its toll. When I awoke to this deep pain in my heart early on in my spiritual path, the need to create something new, different and inclusive grew stronger everyday. Until recently, very few spiritually based organizations even considered words like inclusivity or multiculturalism in building their centers. No one ever talked about racism or inclusion. It has been a facet of the diamond leftRead More