Each time a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot ofothers, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple ofhope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energyand daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down themightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

—Robert F. Kennedy


Chapter 8Change: The Capacity of Life

We live in a time of great stirring storms, both natural and human-made. Disruptive elements seem to be afoot, gathering strength in air masses that spiral over oceans or in decisions that swirl through the halls of power. The daily news is filled with powerful changes, and many of us feel buffeted by forces we cannot control. It was from this place of feeling ...

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