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R. Scott

Mindfulness in the | OS40
Inspiration, Racism

Mindfulness in the Midst of Upheaval

Is it fair for me to practice mindfulness in the midst of state sanctioned murder? In the midst of protest and righteous indignation, is it okay to stop and take respite in the sights, the sounds, the touches, the tastes, and the smells of the moment when I know what I know? In the midst of denial of systemic racism by those who hoard power? In the midst of strong anti-Blackness? Is it the right thing to do right now in the midst of tragedy?

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The Other Side of 40 | The Beginning
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The Other Side of 40 – Renee’s Story

I’m 41 and still, it’s not what I expected. I still fight fear and sometimes it wins. As to whether life is better or not, well it depends on the bar of expectations I’ve set. The rules that I’ve followed to the T have not made my life exceedingly better. Is it time to shake up the rules? Is it time to break them? Is it time to accept things as they are and settle?

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