Wednesday, June 3, 2020

division and separateness

Steve Biko

Tall order: We’re asked to enter into this volatile environment
 of division and separateness, but with as much consciousness
 of unity as possible. 
So King sets out for Selma. Gandhi begins the Salt March,
 or any number of us join movements for peace and justice.
 Seeking to recruit others, experiencing divisions among ourselves,
 confronting opposing power, wrestling with fear and anger,
 trying to keep a clear sense of our goals…
there are plenty of places to get lost in the struggle.

We need all the clarity and inspiration we can get in order not to violate, 
in our own behavior, the very principles and ideals we’re fighting for.
~ Ram Dass