This is to let you know that I am taking a break from this blog, www.holychit.org, to work on another project.
In response to the high level of anxiety in our current circumstances, I have decided to offer groups of meditations via a new blog site, www.dailybeloved.org.
The first meditation series called “Playing With Change,” will run for 28 days, January 16 – February 12.
Each meditation will include something to ponder, as well as a practice or affirmation to carry with you through the day. My hope is to help us bring greater peace, equanimity, and grace to all changes. As we work together, I trust that our labors will assist all beings everywhere.
If you would more information or if you would like to join us, please click here to subscribe.
See you on the other site – With Love, Bonnie
Last Week On Facebook:
Last weekend, Rev. Cindy Worthington-Berry, a Facebook friend and colleague, posted news about The Islamic Center of Boston. She wrote “they received ugly and threatening mail that spoke of cleansing America of Muslims.”
I would cry, but I’m too busy turning despair into hope, and hope into constructive action.
I’ve seen people attempt to drive out hate with hate. I’ve seen people try and worry themselves into feeling better. None of that works. I’d rather come up with a better plan, a plan grounded in radical love, a love that renders my ego senseless.
After the recent U.S. election, our church supported the Safety Pin movement. We handed out Safety Pins and encouraged people to wear them as a symbol of solidarity. The pin says, “I will be a safe place for others. Whatever your religion, race, immigration status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or other, you are safe with me.”
One congregant asked, “Is it okay to stick mean people with the pins?”
I laughed and said, “What do you think?”
Many others embraced the pin – we circulated over 800 of them.
But some opposed the pin. Not so much in our church, but on social media. One article, called “Dear White People,” said it was wrong to wear the pin. It described the practice as a passive gesture to help us feel good about ourselves without really accomplishing anything of value.