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Thoughts for challenging times...
Yes, it's time to take a deep breath and straighten our path.... again. It's time to call on our mentors and forefathers and mothers to learn some tips about crisis management and redoubling our efforts in tumultuous times. Here are few starters to get you thinking and feeling reality... and hope.
"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity."
"You don't change things by solving problems. You solve problems by changing things."
-Paul Hawkin at GreenBuild 2010 in Chicago
"Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress."
"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."
-Charles Darwin, naturalist
"The world as we know it is falling apart at the seams, because it's an inadequate container for the truth of who we are."
"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
"Against the ruin of the world there is only one defense ... the creative act."
"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."
"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
-Bernice Johnson Reagon
Edited by Carolyn Allen