Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.
Monday, December 27, 2010
To say that people have an equal right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, means that if, in fact, there is inequality in those things, society has a responsibility to correct the situation and to ensure that equality.
Howard Zinn, Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
a sublime truth to the world,
when God sang,
"I am made whole by your life, Each soul,
each soul completes
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
When you are in exile, you are living a borrowed life.
Alvaro Vieira Pinto, Brazilian philosopher
Paulo Freire & Antonio Faundez, Learning to Question: A Pedagogy of Liberation
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Will we have the courage to see each other?
Will we have the courage to see the world?
Christina Baldwin, Calling the Circle
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The first task of change management is to understand the destination and how to get there, the first task of transition management is to convince people to leave home.
William Bridges, Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Surprise is a chance to open something new.
Christina Baldwin, The Seven Whispers
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Today I root myself in the earth. I connect to the seasons and cycles of life, the great wheel of nature that sustains us all. I reach beneath my daily life, funding my soul with the grace that underlies all things. I am grounded in life itself.
Julia Cameron, Transitions: Prayers and Declarations for a Changing Life
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Life is a series of collisions with the future;
it is not a sum of what we have been but what we yearn to be.
José Ortega y Gasset
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
You can only serve the Light to the extent that you can stand the Dark.
Christina Baldwin, The Seven Whispers
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Lo que dicen las palabras no dura. Duran las palabras. Porque las palabras son siempre las mismas y lo que dicen no es nunca lo mismo.
What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.
Antonio Porchia, trans., W. S. Merwin, Voices
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
To love and care for others is benevolence;
to understand others is wisdom.
Yu Dan, Confucius from the Heart: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
What you leave behind is not what is engraved upon a stone monument, but what is woven into the lives of others.
Monday, December 6, 2010
In 1991, the Canadian Parliament declared December 6 a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
We remember in horror on this day, on December 6, 1989, the loss of 14 young women, students at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal, murdered because they were women. Every year, we speak their names and the names of too many other victims of violence.
We honour the lives of these 14 women:
Geneviève Bergeron, 21;
Hélène Colgan, 23;
Nathalie Croteau, 23;
Barbara Daigneault, 22;
Anne-Marie Edward, 21;
Maud Haviernick, 29;
Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz, 31;
Maryse Laganière, 25;
Maryse Leclair, 23;
Anne-Marie Lemay, 27;
Sonia Pelletier, 23;
Michèle Richard, 21.
Annie St-Arneault, 23;
Annie Turcotte, 21.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Ten years ago. . . .
I turned my face for a moment
And it became my life.
quoted by Peter Senge
Sam M. Intrator & Megan Scribner, eds., Leading from within
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Story is a map of human experience. It has chronology, character, scene, and insight. A teller needs a listener; a story needs to be "caught" to be complete.
Christina Baldwin & Ann Linnea, The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.