The Human Heart is the first home of Democracy–Terry Tempest Williams

“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?  An 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, “Engagement”

Author: Dr. Cynthia Yoshitomi

I am an Ordained Catholic Grandma with a Doctorate who continues her commitment to children and the adults who care for them through this site: Through Teaching: For Wisdom For Empathy For Compassion. I am a native of Los Angeles California. Where I learned to Thrive with Everybody! I am currently active in bringing back the Green Circle Program and the memory of the work of Gladys Rawlings, the founder of Green Circle and much more. I am one of the Priests serving the Saint Anthony's Community in Santa Barbara. We meet on Sundays at 9:30 AM behind the Santa Barbara Mission on the Site of the Garden Street School. I am dedicated to the multicultural education, wisdom and dialogue required to:CHANGE MINDS AND HEARTS of Adults and Children through processes like Green Circle,New Games, and Mid-rashing ancient texts and other educational and spiritual processes.