Population geneticists agree that all of us are literally one human family. What would our world be like if everyone acted on this truth? —SHARON SALZBERG, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection As quoted by Rhonda Magee in The Inner Work of Racial Justice “We need support in the cultivation of the ability to sit compassionately with and talk about our own particular experiences with race, race-related injury, and alienation. We need help developing the capacity to be able to listen to the very different stories of others with…
Invitation to Brave Space
—by Micky Scott Bey Jones
Together we will create brave spaceBecause there is no such thing as a “safe space” —We exist in the real worldWe all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.In this spaceWe seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,
We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere,We call each other to more truth and loveWe have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.
We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.We will not be perfect.This space will not be perfect.It will not always be what we wish it to be But, It will be our brave space together, and, We will work on it side by side.