In 2011 several friends and I met to discuss The Next American Revolution by Grace Lee Boggs, who passed away this week at the age of 100. The following passage comes from that book:
Each of us needs to be awakened to a personal and compassionate recognition of the inseparable interconnection between our minds, hearts and bodies; between our physical and psychical well-being; and between ourselves and all the other selves in our country and in our world. Each of us needs to stop being a passive observer of the suffering that we know is going on in the world and start identifying with the sufferers. Each of us needs to make a leap that is both practical and philosophical, beyond determinism to self-determination.