“Isms”: Yours and Mine
Chances are, if you're reading these words, racism or sexism isn't your disease.
Or, if it is, you're aware that you have it and want to be free of it.
But what about your other isms: those your unaware of or don't think are such a big deal?
Maybe you've got regionalism and aren't too fond of southerners. Maybe you that most people who live in so-called Fly Over states are just ignorant or are at least woefully uniformed.
Or maybe you've got the wokeism disease that says there are two kinds of people, those who get it and those who don't.
The premise behind Saturday's monthly online community exploration is that all of us have "isms". And that all of these are basically the same.
They are symptoms of them-versus-us thinking and feed into the illusion of separation. They see a world with two kinds of people: Us and Other.
This Saturday we'll take gentle look at our isms. their origins, what it means to have them, how they both help and they limit us.
We'll explore -- if we can -- what it's like to release them. We'll see if there's a new territory that exists beyond being woke.
I'll facilitate this Exploration and will be learning alongside with you.
Here are a few random facts about me: