JState

Today, I visited Jackson State here in town and handed out free muffins and coffee to students on there way to and from class. I went with little expectations of starting meaningful conversations, and yet, was blown away with the number of people who not only wanted a free muffin but also wanted to chat. It was great getting to meet new people in a very safe, unassuming environment. I plan on going back each week to see what happens.

I have decided that adventures like these will be termed sociospiritual experiments. It seems that people in general are becoming more leary and less trusting of each other. We make so many decision based on fear (where is safe for me to go, who is safe for me to hang out with, etc.). If someone disagrees with our viewpoints we tend to write them off and discontinue further dialogue with them. But what took place today at JState was something good for the soul- the spirit. It showed me that it wasn’t about me being good or nice, but it was about the collective “us” interacting in harmony. And when we do that, we revive peacful social norms and peacefully revive our spirits.

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