We have all felt that initial exuberance of being a part of something new, something important. When we are in a meeting of like-minded individuals, it is easy to embrace a call to action, kindled by the warmth of friendship and the desire to do great things, to make a difference. Beginnings bestow the quality […]
Margaret Mead’s rallying call of “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has,” has inspired many to undertake courageous, seemingly insurmountable tasks. In the 20th century, Margaret Mead recognized the universal truth that sweeping movements generally begin with an idea shared […]
A few days ago, as I briskly walked the Vancouver Seawall, a young couple ran passed me with the elegance and confidence of two gazelles. A few steps behind me, a young mother held the hand of a toddler learning to walk alongside her. That’s when I thought, I am living the Riddle of the […]
“In the kind of world we have today, transformation of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival.” Stanislav Grof Thirty years ago, when my parents entered their 50’s, they were asked to participant in a university study on aging. They were interviewed separately in cubicle offices by young 20 something year-old students. […]
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt Work! We need to work. We define our lives by what we do, how we participate and by our lasting contribution to our families, communities and even future generations. Notwithstanding those moments […]
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” Anatole France I have been reading and re-reading the comments to The Change Equation: The Beginning. My deepest thanks goes to all those […]
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