On Being

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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"Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final." -Rainer Maria Rilke Image by Dustin Scarpitti
insta_mamer : @picturethisom wow. Me too. All the suffering I can remember experiencing was made worse bc of my resistance to it.
insta_mamer : @helvetia_honey
drawpaperstone : @desiredconstellations
sparx455 : @medicamars
amyminutillo : "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"~ Dr. Seuss
maya_eeshell : @jaydee711
adventures_in_mind : Words I find myself remembering and repeating. So much truth 🌟
jlmosley : @arinb room for everything πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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We recently ran across the photography of @b_kidwell, and he was gracious enough to let us use some of his stunning double exposure images in Mohammed Fairouz's recent article, "The Age of Cynicism," for onbeing.org. Arresting, inventive, and moving, his work is too good to keep to ourselves. See more at brandonkidwell.com. #doubleexposure
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joelkroeters : Beautifully haunting.
niko_images : @krissamana
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Inspired by Omid's blog today, we ran out to buy a watermelon - only to arrive back at the studio and realize we had no knife. Luckily, our neighbors at @thirdbirdmpls did us a solid and sliced it up! #neighbors #mpls #postcardsfromLoringPark
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janejane212 : Loved it!!
bravenewwords : @hootenannie look! your πŸ‰!
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"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace." -Frederick Buechner Image by Adam Przewoski
sparx455 : @medicamars
lillytessika : @amelearose
alicek22 : @anndesaussure
sunspot2 : @laurapoet33
anndesaussure : @hillarymacinnes
marzel5 : Amen
jaysonllevy : @benyakali
elizabethayoub : In love with this phrase. Thank you @onbeing
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"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." -Lao Tzu #nature #Taoism #Laozi #AmericanBasin
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hallierosetaylor : @bummedstoked
sippio_brister : @sarahjparks
sarahjparks : β˜ΊπŸ’›οΈ @sippio_brister
victorypalmisano : @davidrobertmay
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The last ten nights of #Ramadan are upon us – and with them come an invitation to stop, to be still, and to sit in mystery. One of our columnists, Omid Safi, just wrote this reflective essay on the mystery of un-knowing: "The last ten nights of Ramadan are about this not-knowing. It is sitting with a mystery. It is opening one’s heart to a secret. Hidden in the last ten nights of Ramadan is a night called Night of Power (Laylat al-qadr). This is a night that Muslims cherish, holding it to be “better than a thousand months.” This is a night that the angels descend down — and the very spirit of God. We’re told there is peace, until the rise of dawn. The Night of Power may be the 21st night of Ramadan. Or the 23rd. Or maybe, the 25th. Then again, possibly the 27th. It’s one of the last ten odd nights of Ramadan. Which one? Accept the Mystery. The Un-knowing. Embrace the not knowing. Is tonight the night that the angels descend? Will there be peace tonight? How we crave peace in the heart and peace in the world? Will there be peace tonight? Is it the Night of Power that makes it peaceful? Or is it the Night of Power anytime when we bring peace to our own hearts, peace to our little human village? Might it be tonight." To read more, visit the link in our profile: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/the-blessing-of-not-knowing/7734 Photo by Roberta Tancredi
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modernfolk : @mrsmoze
juliajamieson : @cdswens
kylesmachado : @zwaggy_z thought of you.
mrsmoze : @remelizmo @gracemmoses
mevzy : @s_berries love it thank you! @abzalive
lolec_studio : @gabrielvalencia1
fatmafsaleh : @lenaj_23 @officialaloush
lynseydyer : Krista! U have such a beautiful voice! A beautiful graceful example for all of usπŸ˜ƒthank u
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Mirabai Bush, a meditation and mindfulness teacher who leads Google's mindfulness training, "Search Inside Yourself," pointed us to an illustration of contemplative practices, which shows the breadth of meditation and mindfulness within traditions. Although this list isn't comprehensive, it does open up one's imagination about how these disciplines take root and manifest themselves in our lives. Seeing these classifications, I'm left wondering what else in our experiences might be part of this tree. More on the tree of contemplative practices here: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/the-tree-of-contemplative-practices/7343
hookuno : @livin_as_lauren look what I found!
livin_as_lauren : @_ghook Tuesday's gift! Thank you for sharing.
diahyn : @thejourneyforjoy πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ³
elizabifrose : @danrosener
social_archi : @oakandink where are you on this???
evadeitch : Just listened to this episode. So wonderful. I love the tree of contemplative practices and reference it often.
medicamars : @meganokelly1
markdennisanderson : @amyamylook check it out
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"It requires no special talent or effort to look at our world and point out the things that numb us, or dumb us down, or depress us. In fact, it's a no-brainer! But becoming keenly and consistently aware of what's good, true, beautiful, and life-giving around us and within us demands a discipline: we must open our eyes, minds, and hearts. And we must keep them open. The reward for that discipline is great: as we open up, we start to see beauty everywhere, not only in nature, but in human nature. There's a lot of bad news out there, but there's a lot of good news as well. Pass the word and help keep hope alive!" —Parker Palmer on instructing oneself over and over (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/to-instruct-myself-over-and-over-in-joy/7296) Photo by Vern
babascal : That's beautiful @elizabethayoub
elizabethayoub : I knew you'd like @babascal
winstonstruye : @roma_taylor @alisoncebulla
winstonstruye : Parker Palmer you are such an inspiration!
coffee_and_kindness : @winstonstruye @roma_taylor lovely!!
oakandink : @shanemeyer @meganmeyerholt @itchiknii @social_archi @carmeedee @jonny_wouters flow this podcast. Particularly the the recent one of Father Greg Boyle. If only my life spoke such beauty. Who'd like to meet and discuss?
shanemeyer : @oakandink already on it! That was a goody πŸ’ͺ
carmeedee : We are always keen for an I being sesh and discuss
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"Here’s what I hope. The best way I can think of to honor the lives of Deah, Yusor, and Razan is to commit ourselves to loving one another, suffering together, working together so that we always remember that: Knowledge is more luminous than ignorance Justice is more beautiful than tyranny Love is more divine than hatred." Omid Safi has written a searching piece on the three students killed in Charlotte and the suffering of the Muslim community in "Letting Our Suffering Speak and Be Public: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/letting-our-suffering-speak-and-be-public/7297 Photo by Brandon Smialowski
johnbrier : Typo: It was Chapel Hill, not Charlotte.
elizabethayoub : Thank you for covering, what has failed to be covered in the media. ✨
kellymorris2015 : @onbeing this is wonderful. πŸ™πŸ’—
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On Being women celebrate Galentine's Day! @nbcparksandrec @amypoehlersmartgirls @lilmpercy
prettymedicine : Love Galentine's Day!
twothirdssky : Happy celebrations gals!
j_so_money : Happy Galentine's Day ladies! XO
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