March 16, 2017

The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor’s shortcomings as he is of his own.
– Eric Hoffer

March 15, 2017

There are times to stand up and fight, but we may avoid the fight if we choose to sit down and listen.

March 14, 2017

I was talking to someone yesterday about Common Party, and he said “it’s all nice and flowery when you’re talking about superficial commonalities, but when you get down to the real issues, people really do have huge differences.”

Of course that’s true, I told him, but the point is that we have to remind ourselves and each other that it’s okay to hav...

March 14, 2017

Empathy is the primordial glue. Without it, we are sharp and scattered fragments.

March 13, 2017

The longer we listen to one another – with real attention – the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions. – Barbara Deming

March 10, 2017

Wisdom and empathy are the treasured blisters of those who daily walk in others’ shoes.

March 9, 2017

The essence of the beautiful is unity in Variety. – Felix Mendellsohn

March 8, 2017

The world is a mirror that greets us with the face we show it.

March 7, 2017

Peel away our Costumes, our Biases, our Egos, and we will find that we have far more in Common than in conflict.

February 24, 2017

 If you think there's only one way, then you're only going where you've always been. 

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