“When we feel afraid we dont deny the fear. Instead, we acknowlegde that we are scared. But we dont flee. We stay were we are and bravely encounter our fear. We turn towards it, we become curious about it, Its causes, Its dimensions. We keep moving closer until we’re in relationship with it. And then fear changes. Most often it didsapears."
"I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit."
"We are most aware of the need to focus on solutions and social system change but sustainable relationships are equally or perhaps more important. To achieve such relationships, some of us need to learn how to facilitate and be elders who know and participate in with the various sides, and various roles, inside of themselves and outside in group process. Such elders can turn conflict into fluid and creative relationships where people understand and work together"