Identity is the root of suffering

Scotty,
Detroit, MI.

Race is real. Sometimes, it is also necessary to play the role we are born into. Most of the time, however, we don’t need to look at the world through a racial lens. This causes judgement and suffering because of who we take ourselves to be. What you see, you cannot be. “My race, my gender, my sexuality, etc.” Who is the witness of all identity? Look for yourself. See what remains.

 

Identity is the root of suffering

Scotty,
Detroit, MI.

Race is real. Sometimes, it is also necessary to play the role we are born into. Most of the time, however, we don’t need to look at the world through a racial lens. This causes judgement and suffering because of who we take ourselves to be. What you see, you cannot be. “My race, my gender, my sexuality, etc.” Who is the witness of all identity? Look for yourself. See what remains.

Identity is the root of suffering

Scotty,
Detroit, MI.

Race is real. Sometimes, it is also necessary to play the role we are born into. Most of the time, however, we don’t need to look at the world through a racial lens. This causes judgement and suffering because of who we take ourselves to be. What you see, you cannot be. “My race, my gender, my sexuality, etc.” Who is the witness of all identity? Look for yourself. See what remains.

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