Meditation is no longer the work of individuals; meditation in our time should be a collective practice.
—Thich Nhat Hanh
You must give birth
to your images.
Fear not the
strangeness you feel.
The future must enter
Long before it
— Rainer Maria Rilke
What would it mean to live
in a city whose people were changing
each other’s despair into hope?
You yourself must change it.
What would it feel like to know
your country was changing?
You yourself must change it. Though your life felt arduous
new and unmapped and strange
What would it mean to stand on the first
page of the end of despair?
— Adrienne Rich
Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break and all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go, love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.
— L.R. Knost
Years later I read that Oren Lyons, faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onandaga Iroquois, said of his tribal council tradition: “We just keep talking until there’s nothing left but the obvious truth.” Once “the obvious truth” has been found, there is no need for a “decision.” Such truth not only sets people free — it allows a group or community to self-organize.
— Tom Atlee, Co-Intelligence Institute
Every time your heart leaps out and you want to serve better, that’s the future, speaking through you.
— Margaret Wheatley
Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
When are we going to have the moral courage to speak in terms other than economy all the time and to realize what is happening?
— Irish politician criticizing his government’s response to Trump election