compassion, main, Meditation, mindfulness, poetry, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection, shame

you are precious — reflections & experiential practice

image by @mahkeo"All my life I thought there was something wrong with me." These were the dying words of someone's beloved. I heard this shared in a dharma talk by Buddhist teacher Tara Brach. Those words landed deeply in my body with a lingering pause and wonder.What did that person realize in those last moments… Continue reading you are precious — reflections & experiential practice

Buddhism, compassion, heart, lovingkindness, main, Meditation, mindfulness

heart-centered living

Please check out this regularly updated post on Coping with The Impact of Covid-19 if you are in need of support. 13th-century poet Rumi wrote: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” What if instead of finding all the barriers… Continue reading heart-centered living

antioppression, antiracism, main, mindfulness, radicalcare, radicalselflove

watch me bloom

  I want to move in the direction of my fears. I want to fully speak my truth. I want to speak up against injustice regardless of the risks. I used to leave countless words unsaid out of fear, worry, doubt, and to protect myself. Life is too short to say silent though. And as… Continue reading watch me bloom

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radical self-love

I am here with you.  I am here with you, I say to myself in a gentle lullaby. I will keep you safe.   I adore this poem by Ijeoma Umebinyuo. It says so much about radical self-love and its tenderness. "I bathe her, I play her some jazz, I feed her, I weep for her," she writes… Continue reading radical self-love