"There is properly no history; only biography. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
People make history. We make history with every action we make or don't make. We are continuously "writing" our own biographies. The choices we make do make a difference, and when all is said and done we are the history we lived. Let's be proud of the biographies we write everyday.
One thing I’ve learned is that at the core of white privilege is the entitlement to amnesia and ignorance. To forget that America was founded on stolen land, stolen labor, and genocide, and that we live in a society structured by this history, is to embrace an identity rooted in a false innocence and a flight from truth and healing. This is the rot at the root of the nation.
Jabari S. Jones
Jabari S Jones’s article has caused me to reflect on the state of our country and the world past and present. Ignoring the degradation of fellow humans (and the planet) has been going on through out history. There have also been individuals whom have exemplified the side of human nature that fosters Truth and Healing. Each have taught the Source of Peace and Right Action is accessible within each of us.
“Spend time cultivating gratefulness if you want to be happy.” - Sri Avanish, non secular spiritual healer
Dick Hood spoke about our personal “saints”; the people who made a difference in our lives. We all have them. When you recognize your “saint(s)”, I hope you feel as grateful and happy as I do when I spend time with my memories of my saints.