Dr. Cornel West wrote, “Justice is what love looks like in public.” How do we show what love looks like in public? The first element is that caring for ourselves is caring for others, and caring for others is caring for ourselves. These are completely interconnected parts of our lives: we aren’t separate from others, and others aren’t separate from us. I think of it as an infinity symbol. There’s a continuous movement in and out of each because it’s one continuum. We’re just at different points on it at different points in time.
Residential Retreat Teacher
Kaira Jewel Lingo weaves spirituality and meditation with social justice. A nun for 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s community, she now teaches in the Zen and Vipassana traditions at the intersection of racial, climate and social justice. She is author of We Were Made for These Times