Joy and I developed this list of life practices about 15 years ago. They have been the core of our work ever since.
Live from the center of our authentic self through personal and spiritual practices including prayer, meditation, and reading scriptures.s
Learn who we are as unique individuals in relationship with others, examining our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Listen with compassion and generosity, cultivating awareness of what it might be like to be the other person.
Engage others with confidence and respect.
Speak and act appropriately in all situations, being aware of our feelings and choosing helpful responses.
Develop an ability to see the interdependence of all things and to live with an attitude of cooperation, seeking mutual benefit in what we do.
Learn to listen and tell our stories so we develop a shared narrative that enables us to transform our world.
Speak out of our own values and perspectives, offering alternative ways of seeing the world.
Expand our ability to see the world from different perspectives, creating new perspectives for old problems.
Choose the way of love rather than fear, responding to threats with creative confidence in the future.