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Tag: racism

Fury vs Acting on Fury

It occurred to me after posting about women’s rage yesterday that some may take that as an invitation to act on rage. Rest assured this peace loving yogi would never be ok with that. Emotions are just that, emotional responses to circumstances or events…

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Inspiration from the past

Here we are on Martin Luther King Jr day in 2018. I’m watching Barrack Obama on the new David Letterman show on Netflix and Obama spoke of how King inspired him. He inspired so many people for many years to come and still does….

A conversation that must keep going

For the first time in the 3 plus years that I’ve been with my partner, who is black, I’ve wondered about potential for violence because of our ‘mixed race’ status. He’s probably wondered about it all along, because he’s experienced racism first hand over…

Allies

In reading about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend it’s easy to lose heart; to think that the alt-right, the white supremacist, nazis, racists are gaining ground. And it’s easy to get saddened and to want to curl up in a ball and…

We the feminists

I was with one of my sisters tonight. While we were chatting she mentioned that I had said something strange in my last blog post. I wrote about an experience in my teen years where I was called “the one with the looks” while…

Street checks and issues of discrimination

This past Thursday my workplace, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, held their annual general meeting. Each year as part of the AGM we hold a panel discussion around some issue that we’re working on or that is of interest related to social justice and law….

Canada is no longer complacent thanks to Stephen Harper

Here in Canada we had an election for Prime Minister yesterday that had the highest voter turnout since 1993 – still only at 68%, but a jump over past years. We learned a valuable lesson since the last election in 2011. We learned that…

Yoga Sutra 1.33 ~ Four attitudes to cultivate toward other people

In relationships, the mind becomes purified by cultivating feelings of friendliness towards those who are happy, compassion for those who are suffering, goodwill towards those who are virtuous, and indifference or neutrality towards those we perceive as wicked or evil. (maitri karuna mudita upekshanam…