Last week we lost another icon of moral clarity with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Justice Ginsburg used the power of her prodigious intellect to blow past barriers and become a champion of social justice, hearing the voices of all people calling out for fair treatment.
I owe my legal career to the path Justice Ginsburg blazed and for the laws she championed that made it possible for me and others to participate in aspects of society from which we might have otherwise been barred.
We are at an inflection point in the history of the United States. The example Justice Ginsburg set is a shining light that still reflects here for us to follow.
I have asked myself what my role will be in this historic time.
I decided that it starts with looking at my own “house” - the Sattva Wisdom Center. It is important to the mission of SWC that it be an inclusive and welcoming space for all and that we not shy away from matters related to being involved and active citizens.
I have sought to include Black women as part of SWC’s faculty - you can find more information about them on our website. It is my hope you will join us in the great events they are presenting at SWC.
We are kicking off a new program, W.A.KE. (Wisdom Action Knowledge Enlightenment), with a free event that will be an overview of the constitutional amendments and judicial questions on the Florida ballot in the upcoming election. We will then spend the next few months in an interactive discussion inspired by Sharon Salzburg’s new book, Real Change, which explores the intersection between mindfulness and action.
SWC is offering other opportunities for you to find ways to use this time to shift yourself and the collective in a positive direction.
Our daily Body Mind Soul classes and Ellen Patrick’s upcoming 3-part Divine Alchemy course are just some of the things you will find at SWC to help in this regard.
As we honor the memory of the lioness of the Supreme Court and mourn her passing, I hope we each take a moment to look within and find a way, in our own way, big or small, to move our society in the direction of fairness and justice for all.
With love and light,