Showing posts from November, 2021

No Hate

#noh8 Rafiq’s testimony about what he and other Asian players have endured as ‘banter’ was harrowing - but it only shows the very tip of what people of colour have to endure, every day: the multiple micro aggressions, the casual use of racist language and slurs, and the underlying assumption that underpins almost all of British and Western Culture that “if your skin isn’t White, you’re ‘foreign’ - and a threat” This is the reality of the racism that sits at the heart of our culture - the racism that is the toxic leftover from our inescapable Imperial Past. This is the reality of over 300 years of British and Western Imperialism that saw the world and its nations as ‘Ours’ - the sea of pink that swept across the globe like a disease that said “We are the culmination of progress and culture: we are God’s own People, Made in His Image - all other peoples and cultures and beliefs are ‘inferior’ to us, and We alone have the Right to Conquer, to enslave, to Rule, to ‘civilise’, and to oppres


#reflections What is the true nature of #beinghuman? Like the surface of a pond, Is it the surface that one presents to the world - this body, this skin, this face that others see, and the mask of identity through which we interface with (and filter ‘Reality’…? Or is it the unseen depths beneath that shiny surface - the fresh and flowing water, the rich and fertile mud from which the #lotus grows…? Everyone has an ‘#ego’ - it’s that voice and ‘identity’ in your head that says “‘I’” and ‘mine’ to experience. But with #breathwork and #meditation, as we quiet that ‘speaking mind’ and open our instinctive heart, we find that below the impulsive and habitual clinging to a ‘possessive’ identity, there is a kind of bodily awareness and experience that is just ‘#being’ - without judgement or analysis, without words or the concepts and conceits they create. To live in THIS space - where there is no idea of separation or difference, only Unity and Life - is the goal, for me at least 🙏🏻 #mindfu