“They do not confuse their jobs or activities with what they are as people. They do not confuse getting credit with success, or recognition with self-worth. They do not confuse criticism for an enemy. They do not confuse truth with social or political power. They do not confuse their work with saving the world. They do not confuse guilt with motivation…. It is not so much what they do as who they are that makes the difference. They listen in a way that their own agenda does not seem to be in the way. They respond more from love than fear. They laugh at themselves. They cry with other’s pain but never take over their journey. They know when to say no and have the courage to do it. They work hard but are rarely too busy. Their life speaks.”

(Lederach 2005)