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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"The wedding ceremony has been thoroughly remade in the last decade by a generation of young people who don’t identify with a particular religious tradition. We crave ritual, but can’t abide by moralizing. We believe in the power of making promises in front of beloved witnesses. We delight in the idea that — in a time of obsolescence and disconnection — a ceremony like this weaves us into the larger, ancient tapestry of our two families. We obviously love a good party, but we don’t want to be married by a relative stranger." Courtney Martin offers this column today (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/an-unofficial-guide-to-officiating-a-wedding-of-nones/7236) that speaks to a new generation of couples who are creating new ritual, but may be stumbling a bit along the way. Photograph by Joy Moody
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In recent weeks, I've been turning this famous line by the Swiss psychotherapist over and over in my mind, "One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." I'm sure this idea of the omnipresent darkness would resonate with civil rights legend Vince Harding (http://www.onbeing.org/program/civility-history-and-hope/79), but I wonder about the part about the imaginings of light. Nevertheless there is something reassuring about the omnipresence of darkness. What do you make of this? How do you interpret in your own life? I should mention that I pulled this quotation from our new iPad app, if you should care to download: On Being for iPad - Elevating Conversation by Krista Tippett Public Productions https://appsto.re/us/0khZ4.i
shytown711 : What I know about Jung..he was about embracing our shadow sides, the parts of ourselves we don't like to admit exists. What I take from this is, we are fully whole when we accept all parts of ourselves, not just the "desirable" parts.
hopscotchmary : Wow!
elizabethayoub : ...Making the darkness conscious and transforming it into light - this I believe in.
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"Sometimes suffering is the distance between a child’s eyes and a doctor’s gaze. It’s the space between a child’s forehead and the palm of your hand. Between two beating hearts. Sometimes suffering is just down the street from you. Sometimes you don’t even know it’s there." Lauren Small submitted this amazing essay about a neighbor who loved dogs but couldn't endure the pain of this world (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/the-distance-to-suffering/7211). I chose this photo for the piece as a way to hint at that joy, and the unknown. Photograph by Johannesburg Eisele.
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"Holding on doesn't make life any easier, but it can keep us from getting lost in the dark woods that swallow us up every now and then. Knowing we can find our way home with that thread in hand, we're more likely to explore the darkness and learn what it has to teach us." —Parker Palmer writes this beautiful questions about your fears and the thread that might guide you (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/a-thread-to-guide-us/7206). Photograph by Jackie Popp
youngvolcanoes : Love that Stafford poem. A bit of a thread in itself
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onbeing : @youngvolcanoes True, so true, Zac.
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"The question I want to raise this morning with you: Is your heart right? If your heart isn't right, fix it up today. Get God to fix it up. Get somebody to be able to say about you, 'He may not have reached the highest height, he may not have realized all of his dreams, but he tried.' Isn't that a wonderful thing for somebody to say about you? 'He tried to be a good man. He tried to be a just man. He tried to be an honest man. His heart was in the right place.' And I can hear a voice saying, crying out through the eternities, 'I accept you. You are the recipient of my grace because it was in your heart! And it is so well that it was within thine heart.' I don't know this morning about you, but I can make a testimony. You don't need to go out this morning saying that Martin Luther King is a saint. Oh, no. I want you to know this morning that I'm a sinner like all of God's children! But I want to be a good man! And I want to hear a voice saying to me one day, 'I take you in and I bless you, because you try. It is well that it was within thine heart.' What's in your heart this morning? If you get your heart right." This sermon by Martin Luther King gets me every time. It's the most human and vulnerable of speeches. A must-listen for all you who just want to be good people: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/day-martin-luther-king-spoke-me-failed-man/4146
awakeshawn : Thank you. Beautiful way to start my day. I cannot wait to share this message with my daughters.
margiehalifax : Amen.
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ccvignettes : This is a precious image. Never seen it before. And the words! Inspiring! Thanks so much!
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"You have to be taught the way of peace, the way of love, the way of nonviolence. And in the religious sense, in the moral sense, you can say in the bosom of every human being, there is a spark of the divine. So you don't have a right as a human to abuse that spark of the divine in your fellow human being. We, from time to time, would discuss if you see someone attacking you, beating you, spitting on you, you have to think of that person, you know, years ago that person was an innocent child, innocent little baby. And so what happened? Something go wrong? Did the environment? Did someone teach that person to hate, to abuse others? So you try to appeal to the goodness of every human being and you don't give up. You never give up on anyone." —Rep. John Lewis One of the true privileges of my life was meeting this great civil rights leader. And Krista's interview with him in Montgomery is inspiring: http://www.onbeing.org/program/john-lewis-on-the-art-and-discipline-of-nonviolence/5126 Photograph by Trent Gilliss
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thaliancgonzalez : Amazing -- thank you @laureneckstrom for sharing
laureneckstrom : This was one of my favorite parts of the interview. So glad you enjoyed.
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onbeing : @thaliancgonzalez + @laureneckstrom Appreciate the good words and your aspirational selves!
ccvignettes : Love love love. The interview was so powerful to hear last night, after watching Selma in the afternoon. This guy is a living legend and hero. Would LOVE to meet him some day. In the meantime, in-depth interviews like this suffice. Great shot of him!
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"As a person of faith, times like these try my soul. Times like these are precisely when we need to turn to our faith. We turn inward, not because the answers are easy, but because not turning inward is unthinkable in moments of crisis. So let us begin, not with the cartoons at the center of the shootings at the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, but with the human beings. Let it always be about the human beings." Omid Safi offers this brilliant column offering 9 points to ponder on the Paris shootings and Charlie Hebdo (http://www.onbeing.org/blog/9-points-to-ponder-on-the-paris-shooting-and-charlie-hebdo/7193). So thankful to be able to work with him and offer this for contemplation. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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"Funereal rites define themselves largely as a string of successive handoffs and hidings. We enlist undertakers to maneuver our dead and stash the bodies out of view — under sheets, in cloistered preparation rooms, often in shut caskets. Through our proxies, we hinder the flesh’s decay with formaldehyde and methanol, and disguise the skin’s discoloration with dye and thick makeup. Then we have clerics direct our obsequies, whose language will tend to dissemble through euphemism or obscure through foreignness. We conclude with gravediggers (now grave fillers) effecting the ultimate concealment. Our rituals of death let us off the hook. I pinned myself back on." —Douglas Danoff submitted a thoughtful essay on how we have become disengaged from death. Read more of "Only Air and Light Remained" at http://www.onbeing.org/blog/only-air-and-light-remained/7171.
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Today marks the 7th anniversary of the late Irish poet and philosopher John O'Donohue's death. He insisted on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, Krista sat down with him for a captivating interview in which he articulated a Celtic imagination about how the material and the spiritual, the visible and the invisible worlds intertwine in human experience. If you haven't heard it, you are in for an experience; if you have, you are in for an experience! The podcast is titled, "The Inner Landscape of Beauty" and you can listen to it here: http://www.onbeing.org/program/inner-landscape-beauty/203.
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heybeast12 : One of my favorite episodes. I still think about it and his voice often.
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shivalayaayogashala : The complete interview is amazing. Just glad to hear about it being discussed🙏
ejperson : My favorite episode ever! Thank you for introducing me to this wise, articulate man.
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elizabethayoub : Most beautiful - thank God for you @onbeing
hopscotchmary : Anam Cara!
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Just one of the many insights from this wise woman on gender and identity. INMHO, her interview with Krista (http://www.onbeing.org/program/gender-and-the-syntax-of-being-joy-ladin-on-identity-and-transition/5646) should be required listening for all too many of us. Oh, and I should mention that this quotation is actually part of our new iPad app, which finally got approved! Download it and please let me know what you think: https://appsto.re/us/0khZ4.i
snugglebunny_no1 : I just listened to this episode on my commute on Friday. I'm glad you posted this quote. When Joy said this in the interview, I rewound it several times to hear her day this again and again. I LOVE the idea that we are ALL ratios of being and becoming!!! How wonderful it is that humans have that ability for change and growth and movement always inside of us! Thank you @onbeing for posting this.
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