Doodle Mandala: Social Injustice

Doodle Mandala: Social Injustice

I begin my series of Mandala Mondays with the theme: Social Injustice.

When I sat down to meditate for this week’s mandala, the song “Easy to be Hard” by Three Dog Night started playing in my head, in particular the lyric “who care about evil and social injustice”. From that I knew my theme. I proceeded to “doodle” this design and painted it all the while contemplating the theme and hearing that song playing continuous in my head.

This mandala reminds us all to seek within ourselves what role we play in social injustice, both in relation to our own personal lives as well as within our community and world at large.

  • what does social injustice mean to me?
  • what does it look like in my personal life?
  • what does it look like outside of my life?
  • am I the victim of it or the victimizer … or both?
  • what if anything am I doing to remedy it?
  • in what way am I contributing to it? (sometimes silence is more damaging than taking action)

UPDATE 2/28/17: TED Talk regarding Social Injustice – How to Make Peace? Get Angry

Let’s ponder this as we go about our week.

Until we are all free, we are none of us free. ~ Emma Lazarus

BTW…here are the lyrics:

“Easy to be Hard”

How can people be so heartless
How can people be so cruel
Easy to be hard
Easy to be cold

How can people have no feelings
How can they ignore their friends
Easy to be proud
Easy to say no

Especially people who care about strangers
Who care about evil and social injustice
Do you only care about being proud
How about I need a friend, I need a friend

How can people be so heartless
You know I’m hung up on you
Easy to be proud
Easy to say no

Especially people who care about strangers
Who care about evil and social injustice
Do you only care about being proud
How about I need a friend, I need a friend

How can people be so heartless
How can people be so cruel
Easy to be proud, easy to say no
Easy to be gone, easy to say no
Come on, easy to get read
Easy to say no
But too easy to be cold
Easy to say no
But too easy to say no

Songwriters: Galt Mac Dermot / Gerome Ragni / James Rado

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