We celebrate love not only for what it is but also for what it does. We imagine love as a multifaceted, animating energy that generates and flows through all of creation. Love encourages us to see the beauty in all beings and creates room for hope and possibility. Love compels us to move into closer contact with the world and supports our discernment for when and how to hold a healthy boundary.
We acknowledge that “mistakes” are inevitable. We practice separating the person from the mistake, giving and receiving feedback for learning and growth, and not taking things personally while being personally accountable to our learnings. We build capacity for tending to relationships if “mistakes” cause harm. Developing and trusting this capacity can minimize guilt, shame, concealment, punishment, and withdrawal.
Intellectual critiques are not enough. The revolution will not be only intellectual—it must be embodied, which takes practice and accountability, particularly to those who are most impacted by that which needs transformation. Without tangible changes in behavior, personal and systemic, business-as-usual continues uninterrupted.
In action for justice, dominant folks are “late to the conversation” inherently. We are committed to continuing education, leading with humility, deep listening, and avoiding the archetype of “pioneer,” “trailblazer,” or “the good oppressor.” We endeavor to stay on the hook by recognizing that every action is an opportunity to promote healing, justice, and fierce love.