I turn for guidance to my breathing, sensing, feeling, thinking, and connected self; to communities and
leaders who more directly experience oppression than I do; to the natural world around me; and to the
wisdom traditions of the world.

I thrive as an active contributor to movements for justice, peace, and liberation for all.

In joyful resistance to our dominant culture, I persistently practice life-enhancing traits like openness, presence, kindness, generosity, courage, patience, flexibility, silliness, playfulness, and curiosity.

I aspire to “live my values” artfully and lovingly, and enjoy the small improvements I make.

I’m learning to listen carefully; to watch out for others; to cooperate, play, and create together; and to envision and enact just and healing possibilities together.