I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio) one day and the guest being interviewed was a Zen Buddhist teacher.
She is also African American and gay. I do enjoy much of the wisdom and philosophy of Buddhism even though I’m not Buddhist.
And this teacher said some things that registered with me. Such as overcoming suffering by an internal change,
by sitting and quieting our spirits, and by love, understanding who we are in the space we’ve been given.
And the change needs to be collective to impact our world.
In my younger days of being a super conservative person of faith, I would have condemned this teacher
and never even listened to her simply because of who she is, but instead I learned some things that day.
My point is we need to listen to people, accept our differences and learn from one another.
Diversity brings growth.
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Note: The teacher is Angel Kyodo Williams