The Dehumanization is Shameful

“Hate in your heart will consume you too.”

I tend to stay away from political statements because I am much better equipped to offer thoughts on yoga. But one thing I feel compelled to say is that the dehumanization exercised by both democrats and republicans in America is devastating and destructive.

As important as it is to stand strong, it is also just as important to remain respectful, no matter how justifiable attacking may feel. I understand and also feel the outrage, disappointment and fear but those emotions do not work to enact change anymore. Friction only adds fuel to the fire.

We have to become smarter than our baser instincts.

Being “right” does not justify being disrespectful.

In honor of INTERNATIONAL DAY OF GIRL I’ll leave you with a few wise thoughts from @notoriousrbg Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”

“If you want to influence people, you want them to accept your suggestions, you don’t say ‘You don’t know how to use the English language,’ or ‘How could you make that argument?’ It will be welcomed much more if you have a gentle touch than if you are aggressive.”

“If you’re going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the leavers.”

#Switzerland ✌🏻 📸 @itsriverdavis

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