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A Meditation: "Belonging to Ourselves"

Updated: Jul 10, 2022

MNPC’s Summer Retreat: The Quest for True Belonging

Rita Devi Mitra: ‘Belonging to Ourselves’ ‘True Belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; It requires you to BE who you are’ (Brene Brown)




Namaste. I was recently invited to participate in the Summer Retreat 22 hosted by the Mindfulness Network for People of Colour (MNPC) and to lead a small group in a mindfulness practice.


For some time, I have been exploring what true Belonging really means for me as I have rarely felt that I belonged anywhere. I have come to realise now, however, that it’s about belonging to myself first and being who I truly am.


Through this meditation practice, I wanted to share my insights within this community of colour people who, like me, often feel we do not belong. Get comfortable. Join me.


At the end of the meditation, I share a poem by Rumi with the hope that you find your way:

I Belong to the Beloved Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all. I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam or Eve or any origin story. My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body nor soul. I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being.

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captain brewster
captain brewster
Jul 15, 2022

It’s such a divine gift that Rita has to guide us to our own sense of belonging. Her skillful means coupled with a deep spiritual presence radiate through out this offering. I am so Grateful for her true calling to be of service to love. Great gratitudes for Rita’s expression of truth and healing.

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