I GROUND MYSELF IN THE HEALING WISDOM OF THE BREATH: August 3, 2020

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done
does away with fear.”

ROSA PARKS

“If you don’t understand yourself, you don’t know anybody else.”

NIKKI GIOVANNI

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“Before you show up for any social action—a rally, a march, a demonstration, a talk, a concert—first do what you can to settle your own body and nervous system. . . . [Ground and settle.] If your body simply won’t settle, remove yourself from what’s happening for a few minutes. Find a relatively quiet and private spot; resettle your body; and then return. Remember that it’s unwise to strive to have a body that is always settled. You also need the ability to shift into an activated state when the situation requires it.”

Resmaa Menakem,
from My Grandmother’s Hands

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