it shouldn’t have to be said,
but it NEEDS to be said over and over again to our families, our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers, our local, state, and federal representation through voice, action, activism, art – small and large.
in Buddhism it is stated that we are interdependent, and Dr. King stated the same thing.
what does this mean? it means i cannot exist without you and all that is around us. everything is a co-arising of Life. this also means that there is no true justice or true peace unless there is justice and peace for every single life. we are not truly free if another life is oppressed. how can we be? we can act like it all we want, but it isn’t true freedom, it isn’t true peace. it also means that there is no end to collective suffering as long as there is still individual suffering.
this is a truth we have to embody down to our every cell, if we want this world to change and all life to be valued as the sacred embodiment of love that it is.
the time is now.
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