How to Grow Our Inner Capacity to Face Racial Ignorance and Relieve Distress

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Speaker - Ruth King

Ruth King discusses how to use mindfulness in the work of addressing issues of race and racism at Mindfulness @Work 2018. Her passion is to bring social equality to the world and to bring mindfulness to racial distress, to invite a deeper conversation beyond conditioning. By going beyond habitual triggers and tension to race and racism, mindfulness allows access to deeper respect for acknowledging interdependence and recognizes connectedness with one another. She offers mindfulness as a technique of navigating the complexity of race and racial tension, by allowing stillness, inner inquiry, compassion, and recognizing impact on one another.

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Jane B Moore

I am moved and excited about this conversation. I am fearful of approaching other blacks to discuss race. I am afraid they will laugh at me and say as a privileged light skinned woman I have no idea about race.

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Sheila Battle

People of color are more willing to engage than most believe. As an American Woman of African decent, I remain open, willing and even eager to listen, share and learn from these much needed conversations. When Grace is allowed to work, Love ultimately wins and healing happens for All. Let the dialogues begin!

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Thank you for your comment, Jane. We're glad to hear that you found meaning in Ruth's talk. 

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Thank you for your comment, Sheila!

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