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 Guide to Transforming Power 

  • Seek to resolve conflicts by reaching common ground. 
  • Reach for that something good in others. 
  • Listen before making judgments.
  • Base your position on truth. 
  • Be ready to revise your position, if it is wrong. 
  • Expect to experience great inward power to act. 
  • Risk being creative rather than violent. 
  • Use surprise and humor. 
  • Learn to trust your inner sense of when to act. 
  • Be willing to suffer for what is important. 
  • Be patient and persistent. 
  • Build community based on honesty, respect and caring.

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