I have come to believe that every one of us is an activist, and that every action taken in the name of our interconnection - every action that brings us closer to ourselves, to each other, to the planet births a better world (p. 254).
...the way we change the world needs to reflect the world we wish to create (p. 156).
"Nonviolence," Gandhi said, "is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseperable part of our very being" (p. 217).
I have my ideas. I love my ideas. I bask in them, cling to them, noisily impose them. And then I move beyond my bubble and they get wrecked. I grieve them. They really were beautiful, in their oblivious idealism, in their purity. Later I am grateful... Life, it seems, pushes me ever wider, deeper, in an ongoing struggle to accomodate things I never imagined existed" (p. 68).
Every society assumes that its way is the the norm, the natural way. It takes a flying leap beyond the frame to conceive of other possibilities. To believe in them (p. 7).