Entries by Eileen Borris

What Kind of Americans Do We Want to Be?

All of us are facing difficult situations and crises which involves free choice, wise thinking and important decision making, based on our values and the kind of America we can be proud of and feel good about. Yet our country more than ever is extremely polarized. Decisions that seem to be made feel as though […]

Can We Truly Become Great Again?

I read an article the other day on “The coronavirus is an opportunity for people with privilege, and American society as a whole, to broaden their empathy for others.” The article spoke of the threat of death from an unseen virus which affects all of us regardless of class or race, and of the deep […]

What does it mean for Forgiveness to be Political?

With all the bitterness and divisiveness which has taken hold in our political world today what we urgently need to heal these divides is “the politics of forgiveness.” But you may ask: What does forgiveness in politics mean, and are politics and forgiveness related? And why is forgiveness so crucial? I have been thinking long […]

The Darker the Times the Greater the Opportunity for Transformation – Milarepa

For many of us dealing with uncertainty the times we are living through can be very difficult. We don’t like feeling powerless and it is tempting to remain passive. Going within ourselves is one way to empower ourselves. If we don’t feel empowered, we can’t stand together. If we can’t stand together, we can’t take […]

“Love and Compassion are necessities, Not Luxuries. Without them Humanity Cannot Survive.”

“Love and Compassion are necessities, Not Luxuries. Without them Humanity Cannot Survive.” HH The Dalai Lama I was talking to a dear friend of mine, Father Leonel Narváez who has been very involved with the issues of political forgiveness especially in Colombia, his home. I asked him what was his inspiration for his tireless work […]

What does Forgiveness mean to you?

ATHENA Leadership Award Honoree, Dr. Eileen Borris, Internationally renowned for her groundbreaking work to empower women to fully participate as peace builders in society. Speaks with ATHENA Valley of the Sun on Forgiveness. Tune in to hear Dr. Borris present the steps to finding forgiveness. Dr. Eileen Borris will be honored with the ATHENA Leadership […]