23 posts categorized "Change"

March 28, 2017

Conflict is therefore simply the sound made by the cracks in a system . . .

"Conflict is therefore simply the sound made by the cracks in a system, whether the system is personal, familial, relational, organizational, social, economic, or political. It is a warning light pointing at something in our environment or character that is not working for ourselves or others. It is an opportunity for rethinking and innovation. It is the birth-pang of a new way of being that is waiting to be born. It is a reminder of our interdependence, of the skills we need to improve, of what is most important in life, of what we need to do or let go of in order to escape its’ orbit and evolve to higher levels of conflict."

Ken Cloke

April 13, 2015

Out beyond right and wrong...

"Out beyond right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there."


April 01, 2015

I don’t like that man...

“I don’t like that man, I must get to know him better.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

January 05, 2015

“You can’t start building a bridge in the middle...

“You can’t start building a bridge in the middle and if you want someone else to take the first step, YOU need to start building it from THEIR side.”
Richard Rohr

December 09, 2014

Conflict prevents the ossification...

"Conflict prevents the ossification of the social system by exerting pressure for innovation and creativity."

Lewis Coser

April 18, 2014

When we change

"When we change our daily lives - the way we think, speak and act we change the world" 

Thich Nhat Hanh

January 17, 2011

Only unconditional surrender

“Only unconditional surrender leads to real emptiness, and from that place of emptiness I can be prolific and free.” Stephen Nachmanovitch

January 19, 2010

Let one therefore keep the mind pure....

"Let one therefore keep the mind pure, for what a man thinks, that he becomes."

The Upanishads

December 10, 2009


Your behavior is based upon your feelings, which are based on your thoughts.  So the thing to work on is not to change your behavior, but those things inside of your consciousness that we call thoughts.  Once your thoughts reflect what you genuinely want to be, the appropriate emotions and the consequent behavior will flow automatically.  Believe it, and you will see it!
Wayne Dyer

People's minds are changed

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
Will Rogers