Archive for January, 2006

A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
This month we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – the man who “had a dream” of ending injustice. Despite our celebrations, the realization of his dream is more elusive than ever. Injustice is perpetuated by a world perpetually at war.
According to the United Nations, “the 20th century proved to be the most

Awaken the What? The Road to Awareness

” Awareness does not mean discovering and bringing up new parts of ourselves to make war….it is not change that is essential, but the awareness of change…understanding that what is opposing us is part of ourselves that we need.” – Arnold Mindell
After Dorothy is swept away by a tornado in The Wizard of Oz, she’s greeted by the good witch Glinda, who asks, “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” “I’m not a witch at all,” says Dorothy – a response that reflects how many of us feel in today’s world: like an outsider, different.
Every day, we’re asked, “What are you?” In reply, we say, “a woman, a minority, a Democrat, an Italian- or African-American, gay or straight, a lawyer, professor or policeman.
What are you?