Thandie Newton Stole My Blog Post!
Today, I was going to write a post about compassion. What I have learned, what I am still learning.
To be compassionate, requires an understanding of our inextricable connection with each other, the Earth and all of its living things. When we understand ourselves as a part of the whole universe, not some separate entity whose actions have minimal value or effect, then I believe we will be much closer to who we were all meant to be. We will be much closer to how we are meant to be and in that, we will create our best chances of healing ourselves, and the rest of the world.
But, a few late-night random clicks of the mouse led me to Thandie Newton brilliant presentation on TED.com .
Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself touched me deeply.
Of course I resonated with Thandie’s experience of otherness, being mixed race, as I am, how could I not? But her words go so far beyond the man-made construct of race and go straight to the heart of what I believe we need to understand the most: Oneness.
I don’t often post video on this blog these days. It is much faster and easier to read a blog post than it is to watch a 14 minute video.
However, this would be 14 minutes well spent, and I am excited to have the opportunity to share this and hopefully expand it’s circulation…