Observing

“Be still. Take time to really observe before you step. Vigilantly seek to see and uncover the universe of relationships that is in place before you step. Recognize that you are in relationship with the setting…” ~ John Paul Lederach, The Moral Imagination

How do you notice connections?

Curiosity

Osheta Moore refers to curiosity as the birthplace of connection. Whatever our role, it is an ongoing invitation to explore and stretch beyond our knowing, our safety, or our narrative.

What draws you to peek over the edge?

Hope

Hope begins small with mustard seeds or yeast, a little bread and a few fish. Hope flourishes as we take time for beauty, rest and celebration, and reshapes our vision.

How does hope change you?

Bouquet

“The arts present the most powerful form of nonviolent resistance. …Reminders of beauty can present justice in words, images, and songs that draw us in and captivate our attention until their truth can reach our hearts and transform our communities.” ~ Makoto Fujimura, Culture Care

How do you become a bouquet of flowers?

Crucibles

There are hard and formative experiences that create “a point of deep self-reflection that forced them to question who they were and what mattered to them. It required them to examine their values, question their assumptions, hone their judgment.” ~ Bennis/Thomas

What have been those formative moments for you?

Sabbath rhythm

“God tackled the job of creating in chunks, leaving rhythmic space between evening and morning, between beginnings and endings…” ~ Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

How do you create the in between spaces?