Tag Archives | Parker Palmer

we look with uncertainty

Crossing the threshold

We look with uncertainty to the year ahead. But if we wrap our lives around life-giving questions — and live our way into their answers a bit more every day — the better world we want and need is more likely to come into being. – Parker Palmer   I’m so grateful that in 2014 […]

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the wildness we seek

The wildness we seek

Happy 75th birthday to Parker Palmer. Quaker, teacher, PhD in Sociology, Wisconsinite, author of Let Your Life Speak and eight other groundbreaking books, founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. I first discovered Parker in 2009, when I heard him on the […]

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The ease of endings

I have been grieving.  This season has found me going inward, craving quiet, and restlessly seeking to pry open my tightly-fisted hands. During the last six weeks or so, I’ve been blindsided by the iron grip of past griefs I thought had long loosened. I’ve also been watching fearfully as the shiny, alluring dreams I […]

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The power of vulnerability

The power of vulnerability is precisely what this blog celebrates. My commitment to share my authentic self is often challenged by the extent to which I am willing to be vulnerable in these blog posts. It is, however, a useful exercise. Even a spiritual one. Being continuously tested in this way causes me to reexamine […]

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