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Diversity of what? Political? Racial? Socially? Location? Spiritually? Sorry, today’s question seems rather vague to me. I will enjoy reading the responses of others later in the day to see where today’s question takes them.
I can intentionally design and present programs with diverse people and subject matter. I can initiate and facilitate conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion in my social network. I can read material, view programs and art and listen to music created by diverse content providers and artists.
The company I work for sets diversity goals for each employee each year. I really enjoy all that I have learned. We are also a very diverse group of employees where as a white female I feel in the minority. I also grew up with and have friends of many different cultures. My parents also adopted my youngest brother at age 9 from south Korea. My sister in law was also adopted and they adopted a toddler several years ago from S. Korea.
How wonderful, Robin Ann, that your company is so progressive!
The term “a more committed celebration” had me stumped. I’ve always been interested in learning about other cultures and we have members of races other than mine in our family. I’ve always tried to treat others they way I want to be treated.
Very interesting question.
If you’re referring to ethnic diversity,
I have a fairly diverse group of friends
and family. Including age and
socioeconomic diversity. The question
did make me ponder ways I could
experience other cultures. I guess I
could branch out and take part in
events and different celebrations and
artistic events here the community
where I live. Thanks for this question.
I am always on the lookout for ways to interact with other people unlike myself. The trick though is to make it “real” and reciprocal in nature. I was born and raised in an inner city, but I have lived in suburbia now for 50 years, which sometimes makes me feel stuck. We love our home and local, but I know that my wife wouldn’t last ten minutes living in a bustling city. Thanks for your reflection, Charlie.
Thanks, Charlie T. Your answer helped me a lot.
I have been working toward this goal, particularly as a parent. I know that my background is not particularly diverse in almost any way, and I recognize in myself times that I bristle around new experiences. I am always looking for more tangible ways to not only increase diversity but celebrate it. I may have to consider it further.
I don’t even know what this means. My family and friends are, and always have been, representative of virtually every ethnic group, skin color and religion (or lack thereof) that you can imagine. I, myself, am of Middle Eastern background and so I fit in nowhere (and everywhere). I can’t imagine how to answer this question.
Set fear aside and love. Be here now in loving kindness. Support and take care, celebrating and embracing all which is as an expression of our interconnected, deeply rooted all in one Love in our abundant diverse, vibrant, beautiful, colorful and shared world. Thank you for this question. 🙇
Unfortunately, the question has fallen a bit flat for me – not about the subject matter, but its structure (that “more” word). I seek to celebrate every day and everyone I encounter each day though ever-growing awareness. Michelle has pointed to the how. It is that Love that transcends the “I”. It is the Love that transcends the “You”. So, if I drop the “I” and the “you” from “I Love You”, all we are left with is Love. And that is everything.
Don, You are a wise being. Your answer warms my heart.
I would like to seek out more often the perspectives of those from different backgrounds than myself. I love the new Bright Lives/Young Lives videos on this website., as they help me to do this. I also enjoy listening to a podcast called “Poetry Unbound”, which uplifts poems of poets from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. I would like to also seek out music, art, photography, etc of people from different backgrounds than myself and perhaps to share with others about the artists/writers who have opened my horizons or moved me in some way.
Being a better advocate for my son in the spirit of neurodiversity; showing him and others that it is ok to be “different” and those differences should be celebrated rather than hidden. 💛
In the spirit of Michele’s answer:
I will agree with you!
Treating everyone I meet with loving kindness regardless of race, ethnicity or creed. Treating our earth with the reverence it deserves. We are all of the earth as apples are from apple trees.
Continue to weed out internalized (self) homophobia that’s somehow cropped up lately. To celebrate my gifts/diversity I don’t need those gnarled thorns trying to bloom!
By living my life in the present moment and embracing it all…. gratefully.
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