Seems like many folks struggle with the idea of “privilege”. For myself, I view it as anything that I am in the position to ignore, misread, or be unconscious of. This could be minor things: paying tip, access to healthcare, accessibility, walking down the street without harassment, comfort with my body, being in a store where no one is checking to see if I “belong there”. By approaching things with a sense of intentional curiosity I decrease the sense of coming across defensive. More importantly! I am constantly humbled by all the things I don’t know, and open to how much I have to learn.
This approach directly decreases my sense of depression, anxiety, and the overall suffering I experience in my life as I am taking a stance of embracing an ever changing world. Curiosity over comfort. Openness over foreignness.
FRT Vibrations March 2019
Exploring themes of depression, choice, loss, and remaining in the presence of joyful awareness when it stubbornly refuses to demonstrate itself.Read More