a worthy experiment…

most of us live from one reaction to another reaction, ping ponging through life. what would happen if we simply just stop, if we allow ourselves the space to be still, if we just sit and breathe?  we may just find that it is a worthy experiment.

~j
*phrase in artwork inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh.

you are already enough, just sit…

“The essence of Buddhist practice is not so much an effort at changing your thoughts or your behavior so that you can become a better person, but in realizing that no matter what you might think about the circumstances that define your life, you’re already good, whole, and complete. It’s about recognizing the inherent potential of your mind. 
In other words, Buddhism is not so much concerned with getting well as with recognizing that you are, right here, right now, as whole, as good, as essentially well as you could ever hope to be.”
~

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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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our love…

sometimes

it is just enough to know

you have the capacity to love,

to be moved by someone,

to feel.
even that can be a window

to the deeper love,

the love that carries us all.
may you know

you are worthy of such love

and that your love

is a gift to this world.
you wouldn’t be here

if it wasn’t.
~j

(originally posted 02.14.15)
may our love include everyone ~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 😌🙏🏻
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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