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Meditations on Enough: 5 meditations on what “enough” means, from food to rest to diversity. (yesmagazine.org)

 

“Enough food” is each person having daily access to an average of 2,353 calories of culturally appropriate, locally available, affordable, unrefined, and delectable nourishment. The good news is that we already grow enough food to feed 10 billion people. The challenges are that the food is not fairly distributed, a lot of it is thrown away, and the process of growing it industrially is trashing the planet. Contrary to conventional mythology, smallholder farms and regenerative agriculture can feed the world. By paying attention to racial equity, Indigenous food sovereignty, waste reduction, and agroecosystem health, we can uproot hunger and seed justice on a planetary scale. —Leah Penniman, Black Kreyol farmer and food justice activist

The word “enough” doesn’t fit within our Rest Is Resistance framework. There are no limits. Our ability to tap into our imagination via rest will change the world. I believe rest is a spiritual, political, and justice practice that will allow us to begin unraveling from capitalism and White supremacy. These systems have socialized us from birth to believe our worth is tied to how much we produce. Rest becomes a disruption to grind culture and offers space for radical care and healing. Each person and each community gets to define what is enough rest for themselves. We will rest. —Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry

How many dead Black bodies is enough? How many people in cages is enough? How many mourning mothers is enough? We had enough decades ago. Enough of violent policing. Enough of occupied communities and bloated law enforcement budgets. Enough of the lie that there aren’t enough resources to end the occupations and violence. Has America had enough of our cries, our protests, our resistance? We’re ready for the other side of enough.  Enough for never another parent to bury their child. Enough food, enough water, enough land, enough air.  Enough to invest in people instead of prisons, housing instead of wars, education instead of incarceration. Enough for us all to thrive. —Cat Brooks, Anti Police-Terror Project

To read more of Andrea Haynes Johnson, Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Cat Brooks, Glenn E. Singleton, Leah Penniman, and Tricia Hersey's article, please click here.

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