Let’s face it. We’re not going to change the world.
The other day, I was having lunch with Mushim, a dharma teacher, writer/poet, friend and my meditation teacher. She asked me what my thoughts were, from the perspective of Kingian Nonviolence, on the current crises in the Gaza Strip.
At first, I mumbled something unintelligible, as I tend to do with such large questions. I eventually turned to the second principle of Kingian Nonviolence: The Beloved Community is the Framework of the Future.
There are two aspects of this principle that I feel apply here. One is the idea of the Beloved Community, a reconciled world, a world where Jewish and Palestinian communities have found a way to live together in true, long-lasting, sustainable peace that is grounded in justice for all people. [Read more…]