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We are here not only to transform the world but also to be transformed.


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Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.

Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.



Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts.

Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts.



I now know myself to be a person of weakness and strength, liability and giftedness, darkness and light. I now know that to be whole means to reject none of it but to embrace all of it.

I now know myself to be a person of weakness and strength, liability and giftedness, darkness and light. I now know that to be whole means to reject none of it but to embrace all of it.



One of the hardest things we must do sometimes is to be present to another person's pain without trying to "fix" it, to simply stand respectfully at the edge of that person's mystery and misery.

One of the hardest things we must do sometimes is to be present to another person's pain without trying to "fix" it, to simply stand respectfully at the edge of that person's mystery and misery.



Self-care is never a selfish act - it is only good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.

Self-care is never a selfish act - it is only good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.



Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.

Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.



Community doesn't just create abundance - community is abundance. If we could learn that equation from the world of nature, the human world might be transformed.

Community doesn't just create abundance - community is abundance. If we could learn that equation from the world of nature, the human world might be transformed.



At its deepest level, I think teaching is about bringing people into communion with each other, with yourself as the teacher, and with the subject you are teaching.

At its deepest level, I think teaching is about bringing people into communion with each other, with yourself as the teacher, and with the subject you are teaching.



Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.

Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.



Violence is what happens when we don't know what else to do with our suffering.

Violence is what happens when we don't know what else to do with our suffering.





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Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, an' it keeps on laughin'.

Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, an' it keeps on laughin'.



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I cannot help but notice that there is no problem between us that cannot be solved by your departure.



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I was raised Catholic in Rockford, Illinois. But I'm not a practicing Catholic anymore. Oh God, no.



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