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"If you have to come to help me,

you are wasting your time.

But if you have come 

because your liberation

is bound up with mine,

then let us work together."

Lila Watson, Australian Aborigine Woman




When I challenge my equals….


I resist myself

I resist myself to be part of a group just because.

I resist myself to exchange or return visits to one another.

I resist myself to believing that we accomplish ‘in plural’ when there’s resistance to ask each other direct questions.

I resist myself to confuse being politically correct with being civil or pseudo-conciliators.

I resist myself to having to respect not asking ourselves the reason for our association.

I resist myself to believing that if I involve myself more, I’d be working for someone else’s idea.

I resist myself to have to believe that because in general, supposedly individuals are interested in collaborating in the creation of a better present for all, that this is the only requirement to “accomplish” together.

I resist myself to underestimate my work.

I resist myself to work with those who don’t have an interest proven by their actions.

I resist myself to exchanging unconditional favors; I prefer to have conditions when it’s time to sharing my principles and my strength. I believe that this is a right that we should exercise and that itself, contributes to the better administration of our energy as well as its direction.

I resist myself to believing that my idea is being thought of for the first time.

I resist myself to pretending that ideas have more weight than the work it takes to communicate them, to make them unfold and to turn them into palpable work.

I resist myself to wait for credits due to me. Instead, I propose them at the moment of understanding or listening to my responsibilities.

December 21, 2004 (Translated by SM)


Cuando Reto A Mis Iguales     Spanish