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Mindful : October 2019
Well that’s part of the white fragil- ity conversation. Is it true that pain is universal? Yes, it’s true. But is it not also true that there’s been very deliberate and aggressive white dom- ination worldwide? Just look at the historical acts and facts and the harm that’s caused. And if you don’t want to look at that, fine, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not so. Mindfulness can be powerful for white people to examine their own racialization. To look at the history full-on and then make some decisions about how they want to proceed. Once you sit in it, then solutions to correct and repair will arise. The question to ask is How can I be of service? That’s for you to discover. Not for me to prescribe. But the first thing is you’ve got to face it. And if you keep running away from it and keep run- ning these stories about ‘my people suffer too,’ then we’re never going to get any where. Everybody’s people have suffered. We know that human suffering is universal. One of the things that I have gotten from this practice of contemplation, quieting, prayer, meditation, and aging is knowing what’s your work, what to take on, when to say ‘I’m not doing that, but this I can do.’ Just moment by moment making those decisions. I am committed to having the joy of life. For me, the key is to know what is mine to manage and what is not. For Black people—for Black women particularly—it’s time to stop carrying the burden that’s not ours to carry and to move more fully into our joy. As I think about it, “ Program Inno- vation Leader: Mindfulness, Trauma, and Racial Equity” sounds like far more than just a job title or 9-to-5 project for you. For me, it’s such a bigger and deeper conversation than what is happening at work—that’s really just a small part. WhatIamheretodoistoequipmy people with tools and practices and skills. Emotional intelligence is train- able, and it’s helping us to be better and stronger. These practices don’t belong to any one group. They are in the human field, and we get to pick those flowers and arrange them in a way that works for us. That’s what I’m really up to. ● Mindful learned about Mikael Owunna’s Infinite Essence project through Jenée. We saw how it visually captures Jenée’s loving reclamation of mindfulness as liberatory for Black people. Jenée says that she and Owunna “are kindred in our respect and love of Black life. I love how the series uplifts Black people. I love how Mikael wraps us in stars and reclaims our Divine essence.” October 2019 mindful 45