White people can empathize with this terrifying reality. But we cannot be inside the lived reality that forms for a Black man when the police approach.
A conscience is a risky thing because it isn’t passive. It is burdensome, and in this it resembles the other side of privilege.
When we willingly meet our shadow and offer it compassion, it no longer has the power to cause harm, and instead becomes another part of the whole. The concept of oneness that we are taught through plant medicine, Yoga and other spiritual practices becomes embodied wisdom, sunk deep into our ...
Anansi and the Maroon and indigenous dwellers of the jungle had indirectly taught me that my 'primitive brain' and instinctual self, contrary to popular Western belief, were not ruled by fear and existential angst.