From Parker Palmer at Global Oneness Project: The human heart is the first home of democ­racy. It is where we embrace our ques­tions. Can we be equi­table? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our atten­tion rather than our opin­ions? And do we have enough resolve in our hearts to act coura­geously, relent­lessly, without giving up—ever—trusting our fellow citi­zens to join with us in our deter­mined pursuit of a living democ­racy?
—Terry Tempest Williams

We the People” called Amer­ican democ­racy into being. Today, the future of our democ­racy is threat­ened. How can “We the People” call Amer­ican poli­tics back to health at a time when, in the words of Bill Moyers, “we have fallen under the spell of money, faction, and fear”? One answer is close at hand, within everyone’s reach. We must return to the “first home” of democ­racy, which, as Terry Tempest Williams points out, is found not in a centuries-old docu­ment or in a distant city, but in the human heart. · Go to Five habits to heal the heart of democ­racy →