ancestors, blackness, body, intergenerationalresilience, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness, radicalcare, rest

Intergenerational Rest and Care

image by @samburriss If we’ve never seen those we are close to centering rest and care, then how can we know that these practices have value? I never had rest and care modeled for me growing up. I didn't know that they were possible until I began a daily practice of mindfulness and checking in… Continue reading Intergenerational Rest and Care

blessing, body, Buddhism, earth

Blessings for All Beings with Jizo

A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. ~ Tara Brach Dear ones, This week I feel called to offer an update to my previous blessing post. I feel continually moved and troubled by all that is arising in the world including the social, racial, and… Continue reading Blessings for All Beings with Jizo

antiracism, blackness, body, love, main, mindfulness, poetry, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove

I Turn to the Body Poem & Practice

I Turn to the Body I turn to the bodyin life and in death. Another Black body killedand played on repeat. Another Black bodya threat just for living. A blow to the body every time. I turn to the bodywhen there's brokenness,ease, grief, joy, confusion, rage, terror,anything, everything. I turn to the body in love.Love… Continue reading I Turn to the Body Poem & Practice

body, main, mindfulness, poetry

may there only be a letting go (poems)

photo by @bantersnaps   May there only be a letting go May I be with this breath resting my senses against the way the body breathes rising and falling in response to the breath's comings and goings. May I be with this body in the moments of ease and the moments of struggle this earth… Continue reading may there only be a letting go (poems)

ancestors, body, Buddhism, main, mindfulness

The Body as Teacher

photo by samuel austin In Leaving it All Behind by Ayya Anandabodhi and Ayya Santacitta, Ayya Anandabodhi writes: THE BUDDHA SAID that everything we need to awaken is right here in this fathom-long body, but most people I know have a lot of difficulty being in their body. That presents a bit of a problem.… Continue reading The Body as Teacher