Saturday, January 24, 2009


Many people confuse forgiveness with exoneration. Forgiveness does not excuse someone from doing something wrong. It does not alleviate their guilt or lessen their transgression. Instead, forgiveness accepts the past as it was, embraces the present, and faces the future. Forgiveness is a strategy for you to become free of emotional baggage. Hate, fury, recrimination, and blame weigh us down. The ball and chain of old wounds tethers us to the past and limits our ablity to move forward with vitality.

Ira Byock

Peace to You and Yours

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dear Citizens for Peace,
We are sensing the shift towards peace in this peaceful transition of power in our great country. MLK's son reminded us that "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." Thank you for your service to the cause of peace that you provide when you work on your own inner peace, when you take time to learn about nonviolence, when you listen with an open mind and heart to someone you disagree with, when you contribute your energy to the activities of the Citizens for Peace, and when you demonstrate peace to everyone you meet on this wondrous path of peace we are traveling together! I am honored to walk this peace path with all of you!
Peace, Colleen

Saturday, January 17, 2009

One day we must come to see that Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace to You and Yours