As we process and experience a wide range of human emotions about the verdict from the trial of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, we choose to honor our emotions with a “both/and” perspective. We know that if justice was really served, George Floyd would still be alive. We also witnessed an historic act of accountability that ushers in some semblance of hope that we will never return to the exact world George Floyd experienced. Still, we hold our sorrow and grief that the bar of expectation is set so low. Today’s world remains leaps and bounds from safe and just for BIPOC and marginalized populations all over the country — as is evidenced by the fatal police shootings of Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, Ma’Khia Bryant and at least 61 others since the trial began on March 29 (NY Times).
As the word “normal” surges back into our vocabulary, we intend to keep our minds, hearts and bodies rooted in the ways we can continue to sustain our collective actions to heal a world plagued by harmful rhetoric, systemic injustice and historical prejudice.
At TNE, our actions are top-of-mind in our personal and professional work daily. We are currently:
We hope you’ll join us by committing to one action for yourself, family or community that honors wherever you are in processing your emotions or becoming a true anti-racist and ally to anyone experiencing discrimination. If you feel inclined to share your action to inspire others in the community, comment or email us at email@example.com what you intend to do.
Like engaging with Enneagram, this work is not linear. We believe in the power of this community’s revolution of compassion to ripple through countless lives, industries, neighborhoods and generations — with our shared commitment, transforming lives and creating a more compassionate world, our North Star.