the same demons, different day. are we willing to change this?

more lives taken by guns and racism tonight in Buffalo, NY.  so much to mourn, to grieve, to be angry about. these same demons of racism, terrorism via mass shootings, rearing their ugly heads once again.  can we see clearly the destruction caused by their hate, the hate caused by their anger, the anger caused by their fear, the fear caused by their delusion?

it would be easy to despair, wouldn’t it ? but we must not. there’s too much at stake. i believe there is more love, openness, tenderness, kindness, light, and sanity in this world than not, but it means little if we aren’t willing to engage and act on it, if we’re not willing to do the work needed, if we’re not willing to face  the harm with honesty and with our eyes open to it. 

we can’t transform or heal what we won’t acknowledge. we have a White Supremacist problem in this country. we have a gun violence problem in this country. unattended, they will be our end. are we willing, do we have the courage, the fierce love to change this? 

~j

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#MassShootings #terrorism #racism #GunViolence #EndRacism #EndGunViolence #EndViolence #transform #heal #engage #EngagedBuddhism #JinpaLhaga

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