our power…

our power is love. inexhaustible. found in our open hearts. vulnerable, tender, brave, and strong beyond measure.no one can take this away. it is the weapon of the oppressed, that eventually defeats the oppressor, who in ignorance underestimates its power. it is the long arc. ~j

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gentleness…

it may not start at the top, but it can begin at the bottom with each of us.~j
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connect…

connect connect connect ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
remember, our resistance is not to people, but to the harmful ideology that is being pushed and enacted. an ideology of separateness, scapegoating, ignorance, fear, and aggression.
the antidote to these is inclusivity (a recognition of our interdependence), community (and equanimity), truth and awareness (or wakefulness), courage, lovingkindness, tenderness (open heart), and compassion.
~j
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love is the answer…

love is inexhaustible.

love works tirelessly toward equality and justice, toward an end to suffering.

you don’t have to go far to find it.

love resides in the core of your being, in the deepest places of your heart, waiting to be discovered and set free.

so let your heart break open, dear friends, during this challenging time.

allow your love to flow and fuel your good work, your voice, and your art for the benefit of all.
~j
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from love, we act…

we must find our inspiration and motivation within love if we are going to last and succeed in resistance.
what we are seeing is a lust for power and money. a grasping (though meticulously planned and manipulated) at all costs and at the expense of anyone who gets in the way. light a bunch of fires in many directions, and quickly, one after another. a divide and conquer that will exhaust us and diminish us.
what they aren’t counting on, and perhaps have no awareness of, is that Love is inexhaustible. and our Love put into action for the benefit of those suffering (including ourselves) is compassion. and what we need is a fierce compassion that is in for the long arc, knowing that Love will win.
Love is not weak, quite the opposite. and their ignorance to that will eventually be their downfall.
but it will take us, all of us, as a community – a sangha – working from our love, putting our fierce compassion into action. peacefully, but disruptively and persistently.
~j
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a love that lights the whole sky…

this is my comfort poem, my favorite poem. i fell in love with these words the first time i read them. like a thunder clap, these words woke me up.
i bring it out now and then to remind myself of the true nature of love – completely generous and inexhaustible.
this is where we must pull from, this is from what we must find our strength – love.
it is the only way we will outlast those whom we are standing up to.
by the way, this poem is written by the incomparable Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz who was Persian and Muslim.
~j

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