Wishing you great strength for creating positive change for the New Year…Blessings Always for Good Health, Happiness and Love for 2011…
Carpe Diem…from all of us at CURE-NY
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day…Edith Lovejoy Pierce
I just wanted to bring this post on top for the New Year….
Which one calls your name???
Write the first page in your book of Opportunities…
We talk about making changes…
We talk about justice and equality…
We talk about forgiveness…
We do a lot of talking…Can we walk our talk???
A New Year is upon us…here is our chance to walk the talk…
10 ways to live Restoratively
Dec 04, 2009
from Howard Zehr
1. Take relationships seriously, envisioning yourself in an interconnected web of people, institutions and the environment.
2. Try to be aware of the impact – potential as well as actual – of your actions on others and the environment.
3. When your actions negatively impact others, take responsibility by acknowledging and seeking to repair the harm – even when you could probably get away with avoiding or denying it.
4. Treat everyone respectfully, even those you don’t expect to encounter again, even those you feel don’t deserve it, even those who have harmed or offended you or others.
5. Involve those affected by a decision, as much as possible, in the decision-making process.
6. View the conflicts and harms in your life as opportunities.
7. Listen, deeply and compassionately, to others, seeking to understand even if you don’t agree with them. (Think about who you want to be in the latter situation rather than just being right.)
8. Engage in dialogue with others, even when what is being said is difficult, remaining open to learning from them and the encounter.
9. Be cautious about imposing your “truths” and views on other people and situations.
10. Sensitively confront everyday injustices including sexism, racism and classicism.