March 26, 2009

Thought for Today

I have been reading John Paul Lederach's book, The Little Book of Conflict Transformation, in which he suggests that every conflict has the possibility of not only bringing a resolution but a transformation. Lederach writes:

Conflict flows from life ... Conflict also creates life:
through conflict we respond, innovate, and change.

I appreciated his closing words of challenge and hope:

May the warmth of complexity shine on your face
May the winds of good change blow gently at your back.
May your feet find the roads of authenticity.
May the web of change begin!

So be it.