Community building requires community healing. And what does that look like?

"Staying ‘home’ and not venturing out from our own group comes from woundedness, and stagnates our growth. To bridge means loosening our borders, not closing off to others….To bridge is to attempt community, and for that we must risk being open to personal, political, and spiritual intimacy, to risk being wounded."- Gloria Anzaldua

"Quedarse en la casa'' y no aventurarse fuera de nuestro propio grupo viene donde estamos heridos y proviene nuestro crecimiento. Para hacer puentes signifa que abriemos mas de nuestras fronteras y que no cierremos a otros… Para hacer puentes es intentar comunidad, y para eso tenemos que corre el riesgo de ser abierto a personal, político y espiritual intimidad, a correr el riesgo de ser heridos. "
Gloria Anzaldua

Everybody is waiting for the movement to happen ! And we dont realize we are the movement. Its me and you coming together and having some honest and maybe painful truthtelling between us. But there is probably some beautiful thing we will create together as a result. I want to speak to each person in my community.Let's get the party going.

Todo el mundo está esperando a que el movimiento a ocurrir! Y nosotros no darse cuenta de que somos el movimiento. Comienza la communidad cuando usted y yo tienemos algunos conversaciones doloroso pero verdarosos . Pero es probable que algunos bellos cosas que es probablemente vamos a crear juntos . Quiero hablar con cada person en mi communidad.Vamos a comienzar esta fiesta !

Friday, May 30, 2008


"We habitually erect a barrier called blame that keeps us from communicating genuinely with others, and we fortify it with our concepts of who's right and who's wrong. We do that with the people who are closest to us and we do it with political systems, with all kinds of things that we don't like about our associates or our society. It is a very common, ancient, well-perfected device for trying to feel better. Blame others. Blaming is a way to protect your heart, trying to protect what is soft and open and tender in yourself. Rather than own that pain, we scramble to find some comfortable ground. Pema Chodron- In the Gap Between Right and Wrong


from Episode 1 Star Wars-The Phathom Menace

"Good. Good." Yoda murmured."How feel you?"

Cold , sir, Anakin replied.

"Afraid are you?"

"No, sir."

"See through you, we can," Yoda said.

"Your thoughts dwell on your mother," stated Ki-Adi-Mundi.

"I miss her," Anakin admitted.

"Afraid to lose her," I think," Yoda said.

Anakin suddenly felt angry. "What's that got to do with anything?" he demanded.

Yoda shook his head slightly. "Everything. Fear leads to the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger....anger leads to hate....hate leads to suffering."

"I am not afraid!", Anakin practically shouted.

"A Jedi must have the deepest committment, the most serious mind," Yoda explained. "I sense much fear in you."