8 posts categorized "Courage"

March 28, 2017

Our ‘opponents’ are our co-creators. . .

“Our ‘opponents’ are our co-creators, for they have something to give which we have not. The basis of all cooperative activity is integrated diversity.... What people often mean by getting rid of conflict is getting rid of diversity, and it is of the utmost importance that these should not be considered the same. We may wish to abolish conflict, but we cannot get rid of diversity. We must face life as it is and understand that diversity is its most essential feature... Fear of difference is dread of life itself. It is possible to conceive conflict as not necessarily a wasteful outbreak of incompatibilities, but a normal process by which socially valuable differences register themselves for the enrichment of all concerned.”

Mary Parker Follett

October 24, 2016

When you change the vibration of something, you change the result...

"When conflicts arise, step away and breathe. There's a natural universal law that when you change the vibration of something, you change the result. The natural response is to fight back, which only increases the 'vibration' of the conflict, but inner stillness in one person changes the result for both people. Just try it and see!"
Renee Miller

July 17, 2015

To choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances...

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances"
Victor Frankl

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

December 08, 2014

Conflict is inevitable

"Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional!" Max Lucade

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

Decision is a risk....

"Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free."

Paul Tillich