purplebuddhaproject

ozonebabys-temple:

Zen Habits Live Simply

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  1. Do one thing at a time. This rule (and some of the others that follow) will be familiar to long-time Zen Habits readers. It’s part of my philosophy, and it’s also a part of the life of a Zen monk: single-task, don’t multi-task. When you’re…

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love-and-bdsm:

asriels:

it genuinely baffles me that men don’t want women in positions of power because “they’re slaves to their hormones/emotions” and yet one of the first lines of defence when it comes to rape cases tends to be “it’s hardly his fault look at what she was wearing how could we expect him to control himself

Gee, it’s almost as if misogyny isn’t based in logic.
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ozonebabys-temple:

ozonebabys-temple:
LOTUS FLOWER SYMBOL MEDITATION 
A visualization practice using the lotus flower symbol involves bringing your attention to your root chakra, located at the base of your spine.
Imagine a seed there. Proceed to imagine a stalk growing upwards through the chakra line, root-sacral-solar-heart-throat-third eye-crown.
Upon reaching the crown chakra, located approximately 2 inches above your head, imagine the lotus flower opening and receiving the Sun’s energy from above.
This energy comes into the lotus, down the stalk, and then roots into the Earth.
Allow five minutes to complete this guided visualization. Afterwards you should feel connected to the earth below and spirit above.
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ozonebabys-temple:

ozonebabys-temple:

LOTUS FLOWER SYMBOL MEDITATION 

A visualization practice using the lotus flower symbol involves bringing your attention to your root chakra, located at the base of your spine.

Imagine a seed there. Proceed to imagine a stalk growing upwards through the chakra line, root-sacral-solar-heart-throat-third eye-crown.

Upon reaching the crown chakra, located approximately 2 inches above your head, imagine the lotus flower opening and receiving the Sun’s energy from above.

This energy comes into the lotus, down the stalk, and then roots into the Earth.

Allow five minutes to complete this guided visualization. Afterwards you should feel connected to the earth below and spirit above.

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carriemurph

carriemurph:

"So remember the movie "The Help"?  There’s a running joke all through the movie.  The event that the ladies’ group was putting on was raising funds to help the ‘poor little starving colored children in Africa’- the joke of course being that they were busy throughout the movie, mightily oppressing the ‘poor little starving colored children in America’ and their parents.

Why do I bring up the situation proposed in that movie?  I often feel stuck in the same kind of scene.  The people in the position to render me a good turn, are often the same people I need to lend the most forbearance.  I call them ‘allies’.  I define allies as ‘those who do not self-identify as a person of color, but who demonstrate commitment to communities of color and decreasing health disparities within them.’  Notice I use the term ‘demonstrate’ and not ‘talk a good game’.  This is a touchy subject but I feel driven to write about it.  There are days when my ‘allies’ tax me more than anyone under the sun. Too many allies credit themselves with too much knowledge about my culture, my community, my cause, etc.  Often, very often, they don’t know nearly as much as they think they do.  

I’m not saying allies aren’t good people, but if they don’t maintain humility and a learner’s heart, they become quite burdensome to me and to the goals I’m trying to accomplish.  There can be a long learning curve for systemic racism and white privilege.  It can’t be assimilated and understood overnight.  Especially since it becomes so intertwined in how we view the world.  It can take a really long time to unpack all that privilege.  In the meantime, you just have to trust me when I ask you to stand down.  

Allies often confuse ‘helping’ with ‘leading’.  I witness this confusion on a daily basis.  Dominant culture women are just not used to following women of color.  It doesn’t fit well and feels awkward.  It’s one thing to use your privilege to uplift and illuminate a woman of color and her works.  Its quite another to stand down and walk behind her, and support her in that way.  Often allies think their task is ‘to come alongside’.  It is not.  Your task is to follow in a supportive role until such time you are invited to ‘come alongside’.  You may never be asked to ‘come alongside’ and if that is the case, you must be content to follow.  “But I’m only trying to help!” is often the distressed cry I receive when I point this out.  “No,” I state patiently, “You are only trying to lead- which is what you have been taught to do.”“

Please click over to read this great blog post by Sherry Payne, which has so much to teach those of us who consider ourselves allies, especially as birthworkers. 

wildernessandweddings
wildernessandweddings:

A blog with tastes that occasionally align with my own,  etsyfindoftheday, posted this lovely pairing from etsy (obviously) during her “wedding week” which culminates today. To steal her words…."simple. perfect."
To some it may seem too understated, but to me, this is the ideal AND practical! Working in the medical setting I see most married doctors forgo wearing any rings because they constantly take tight gloves on & off. Rings with any significant height pose hassle & the risk of tearing, so I’m always wondering why I don’t see rings like this! I find its important in a workplace with so much social interaction (co-workers & patients alike) to have your married status be clear. That sounds old fashioned, but I catch people looking for my un-ringed left hand often & know that if a ring does come to rest there, I’d want those glancing guys to know :) To me, this is both the perfect solution, & regardless of practicality, completely my style.

wildernessandweddings:

A blog with tastes that occasionally align with my own,  etsyfindoftheday, posted this lovely pairing from etsy (obviously) during her “wedding week” which culminates today. To steal her words…."simple. perfect."

To some it may seem too understated, but to me, this is the ideal AND practical! Working in the medical setting I see most married doctors forgo wearing any rings because they constantly take tight gloves on & off. Rings with any significant height pose hassle & the risk of tearing, so I’m always wondering why I don’t see rings like this! I find its important in a workplace with so much social interaction (co-workers & patients alike) to have your married status be clear. That sounds old fashioned, but I catch people looking for my un-ringed left hand often & know that if a ring does come to rest there, I’d want those glancing guys to know :) To me, this is both the perfect solution, & regardless of practicality, completely my style.