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On Being with Krista Tippett

On Being takes up the big questions of meaning. Each day, a new discovery about the immensity of our lives, curated by executive editor Trent Gilliss.
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"Yes, our lives, our societies, our policies, our politics are all in need of redemption and transformation. It’s not merely a sin-sick soul that is in need of profound redemption, it is also our society and structural institutions that call out for being redeemed and transformed. This is the lesson we know from Dr. King, who in offering the eulogy for the four innocent girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church, stated: 'They [the martyred children] say to us that we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers.' Yes, we have to address the system that produces violence. But as people of faith, people who seek the Spirit, people who recognize that the love of God unleashes upon this world — starting with the broken and cracked places — let us also speak from that voice here and now." —Omid Safi, from his weekly column (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/a-sin-sick-soul-in-need-of-redemption/7116) Photo by Chip Somodevilla
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"Here is a list of children and adults who were killed on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It's heartbreaking to read their names and see their ages: Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana Marquez-Greene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Madeleine Hsu, 6 Catherine Hubbard, 6 Chase Kowalski, 7 Jesse Lewis, 6 James Mattioli, 6 Grace McDonnell, 7 Emilie Parker, 6 Jack Pinto, 6 Noah Pozner, 6 Caroline Previdi, 6 Jesica Rekos, 6 Avielle Richman, 6 Benjamin Wheeler, 6 Allison Wyatt, 6 Rachel Davino, 29 (Teacher) Dawn Hochsprung, 47 (School principal) Nancy Lanza, 52 (Mother of gunman) Anne Marie Murphy, 52 (Teacher) Lauren Rousseau, 30 (Teacher) Mary Sherlach, 56 (School psychologist) Victoria Soto, 27 (Teacher) That's exactly why we must return to this list time and again. If we hold these children, their teachers, and their families in our broken-open hearts, we are less likely to forget. As Elie Wiesel said, 'To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.'" —Parker Palmer reminds us, once again, about what's important. (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/we-must-return-to-this-list/6770) Photo by Win McNamee
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"I have a sense of humanity as a very young species. I think we're really a work in progress. I would say developmentally as species go, we're probably in late adolescence, kind of obsessed with the miracle of us. I grew up having as dim a view of humanity as you can, because, when you live in hiding, when you lived convinced that you're surrounded by hatred and rejection, that's a pretty lousy species. And what I discovered as I transitioned was that there were so many people who were able to see my humanness even without the normal — gender is something that enables us to recognize one another as human. I was astonished that people could see me as a human being even when I really didn't have gender that would enable them to do that and that they would respond with love, with compassion, with honest questioning, with what I saw as great courage. And I thought, you know what? This is a great, great species." —Joy Ladin (http://www.onbeing.org/program/gender-and-the-syntax-of-being-joy-ladin-on-identity-and-transition/5646)
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"We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph." —Elie Wiesel I'm clinging to these words right now, and offer them as the introduction to you and our readership. Read more here: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/clinging-to-wiesels-words-teenagers-practice-silence-opening-ourselves-to-loss-questioning-the Photo by Ian.
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"So the choice is, do we seek to push to the world an idea that doesn't hold up to scrutiny, that isn't true, that isn't valid, but we can trick people into buying from us. Or do we build an organization and build a life and build a career where if someone knew the truth they'd want to work with us. And so the question as you go forward is — will you chose this ethical marketing that doesn't involve yelling at people, networking your way to the top, spamming people and lying? Right? But instead, involves weaving a story and weaving a tribe and weaving a network that means something. Doing work that matters. Because now everyone has their own TV network. Everyone has their own radio station." —Seth Godin (http://www.onbeing.org/program/seth-godin-on-the-art-of-noticing-and-then-creating/5000) Amazing man. Amazing interview.
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mauramcgovern : listening now for the second time. thank you!
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"The questions we ask ourselves are at the least as important as the answers we come up with, often more so." –Parker Palmer, "The Questions We Ask Ourselves" (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/the-questions-we-ask-ourselves/7075) Photo by Nomad Tales
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"In the space before my memories start, I have realized, there is a galaxy of nurturing that I had never witnessed, a love the color of the darkest hour in the middle of the night, a generosity beyond generosity. If you’ve never mothered or fathered, or witnessed parenting up very, very close in the very, very beginning, you might be like I was, you might not fully comprehend how much you have been cared for. It’s almost impossible to take in." ~Courtney Martin, from 'You Began in Love' (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/you-began-in-love-or-someone-once-wiped-your-ass-over-and-over-again/7030) Photo by Cia de Foto
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hilaryop : @mrsmacko love love this
jenbruntlett : This post broke me in two this morning. Full on crying at my desk (in a good, oh-so-thankful way). Calling my mom tonight.
madpainter : Exactly what I've been thinking as a new mom but said so eloquently. Sharing with everyone.
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"Somewhere we read, 'The unexamined life is not worth living… for a human.' How are we supposed to live, to examine, to be, to become, to be fully human when we are so busy? This disease of being 'busy' (and let’s call it what it is, the dis-ease of being busy, when we are never at ease) is spiritually destructive to our health and wellbeing. It saps our ability to be fully present with those we love the most in our families, and keeps us from forming the kind of community that we all so desperately crave. It doesn’t have to be this way. In many Muslim cultures, when you want to ask them how they’re doing, you ask: in Arabic, 'Kayf haal-ik?' or, in Persian, 'Haal-e shomaa chetoreh?' How is your haal? What is this haal that you inquire about? It is the transient state of one’s heart. In reality, we ask, 'How is your heart doing at this very moment, at this breath?' When I ask, 'How are you?' that is really what I want to know. I am not asking how many items are on your to-do list, nor asking how many items are in your inbox. I want to know how your heart is doing, at this very moment. Tell me. Tell me your heart is joyous, tell me your heart is aching, tell me your heart is sad, tell me your heart craves a human touch. Examine your own heart, explore your soul, and then tell me something about your heart and your soul. Tell me you remember you are still a human being, not just a human doing. Tell me you’re more than just a machine, checking off items from your to-do list. Have that conversation, that glance, that touch. Be a healing conversation, one filled with grace and presence." —Omid Safi, from "The Disease of Being Busy" (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/the-disease-of-being-busy/7023)
elizabethayoub : Yes! The disease of being busy, I believe, is a consequence of the disease of modernity's fear - loneliness.
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beth_stallings : @paulhile when I ask how you are...
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"I'm not insisting that we be brimming with hope. It's OK not to be optimistic. Buddhist teachings say [that] feeling that you have to maintain hope can wear you out, so just be present. The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you're worrying about whether you're hopeful or hopeless or pessimistic or optimistic, who cares? The main thing is that you're showing up, that you're here and that you're finding ever more capacity to love this world because it will not be healed without that. That was what is going to unleash our intelligence and our ingenuity and our solidarity for the healing of our world." —Joanna Macy, from A Wild Love for the World (http://www.onbeing.org/program/joanna-macy-a-wild-love-for-the-world/61) Photo by Paul McGeiver
woodshedcoffee : I needed this just now! Thanks.
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centeredbymud : Thank you. Such live-giving words.
elizabethayoub : One of the most beautifully profound words I've heard recently. Thank you for re-airing.
lyndsaykunkel : @matthewjkunkel This quote made me think of our conversation earlier tonight. And it made me grateful. Xo
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Postcard from Greece: "Memory is the scribe of the soul." ~Aristotle
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