"The Way of Tenderness"

Awakening Through Race, Sexuality and Gender, Zen Buddhist priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel:  “Only by facing the reality of our unique subjectivities will we gain access to our humanly divine potential to truly eliminate hatred, without the need for protests or legislative acts, simply because we value every life.”  May we value and hold the exquisiteness and clear awareness of particularity alongside universality. May we not shy away from the fullness of who we are in an obscured belief that our specificity will (or can) truly divide us.