“As a student of the dharma, I believe that when we talk about a negative sense of ‘difference’ this is only a perceived lack of connection, and that difference offers the potential to create or manifest connection in a new and fulfilling way.”
-Patricia Mushim Ikeda
This Week’s Discussion Topic
Given today’s quote about “difference,” in what ways might you connect with someone who identifies as a neo-nazi or white supremacist if you were guaranteed a peaceful space in which to do so? In other words, how could you relate with them as a fellow human being, rather than seeing them as an “enemy” or outsider?