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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POSTCARD FROM LORING PARK: Mariah's desk orchid is half alive, half dead... or so we thought. A little research taught us that an orchid can fall into a "dormant" state in which it may lose its blooms - but this is actually just a period of rest and replenishment. With a little time and TLC, it can flower again. A good reminder for all of our hearts, as well as our plants. #postcardsfromLoringPark #growthcycle #hanginthere
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oakandink : @social_archi
prettymedicine : Beautiful!
social_archi : ❀️ @oakandink 😊
kellygharp : Lovely thoughts.
laceygault : @kmfruchtman ❀️❀️❀️
jay_is : @cloudsasha
brianmatthewgoodson : @rggoodson do you even read any of this stuff that I tag you in?
chuckbullington : This reminds me of a favorite movie of mine (Being There) where a very simple-minded gardener (Peter Sellers), through a series of mishaps, ends up giving economic advice to the President of the U.S. in the only terms the gardener understands, gardening. Sometimes we ignore our nature and try to manage our lives, in economics, politics, religion, education, as if we are immune to the things that make life either thrive or whither here on Earth (water, air, food, space, sunshine). Our human endeavors in economics, politics, religion and education seem to me, at least, to help us understand and manifest our efforts in obtaining, valuing, sharing and managing our resources (water, air, food, space, sunshine). So, Chauncey, the gardener in Being There, might say, "Yes. Yes, I believe this plant is telling us to give our resources to that part of the plant that is ready to bloom now. Other flowers will have their 'chance' later." Or, as another wise man once said, "Adopt the pace of nature, for her wisdom is patience."
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We recently published a guest post called "The Hidden Dog in Us All" on our blog, and shared the link on Facebook. What a surprise (and delight) that so many responded by posting pictures of their own pups! If your #dog is your best pal, tag its picture with #onbeing and tell us why. "The dog in terms of the human is the closest anyone can get to understanding nature in a synthetic world. Dogs are the link between humanity and nature, and may teach us how to reclaim our relationship with nature. Given their history of companionship, dogs are the clearest pathway to understanding God through nature. The dog is a gift to humanity." -Muhammad Asadi, "The Hidden Dog in Us All" Image by Irene Mei, via Flickr
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sncredcer : @abigailsail @tawneyb grazzi!
betsyhartman : @brockhartman
itsamorgan : @hadleyidaho I must be kinder to my friends
shockleyrach : @jeremywadeshockley reminds me of u
dwjonesak : @lorena403
beohbe : @tmoneypenny831 🐾
tmoneypenny831 : Love it, @beohbe! So true.
mariafafard : @ccfafard
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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein Image by Genta Mochizawa
gofutureself : seeing the sacred, even in the mundane! A truly humble and gracious lifestyle, or lovestyle.. Where humility and gratitude are the true seat of Joy!
adamccarson : @amazingnydia
joannerooneycomcastnet : Your interviews are the highlight of my week. Your programs seem to wrap words around fuzzy ideas already floating around in my little brain. I thank you.
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joeabdoii : @pftexplorer πŸ‘πŸΎ
mariafafard : Look @ccfafard - love the caption, and the picture reminded me of yours <smile>.
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"The Orange" by Wendy Cope At lunchtime I bought a huge orange - The size of it made us all laugh. I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave - They got quarters and I got a half. And that orange, it made me so happy, As ordinary things often do Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park. This is peace and contentment. It's new. The rest of the day was quite easy. I did all the jobs on my list And enjoyed them and had some time over. I love you. I'm glad I exist. ::::: Image credit: eFlate, via Flickr
kcbestor : This is one of my most favorite poems.
jr_sneider : @abigailsail 😍
bunnderpants : @samiamsteve
hopeheals : @onbeing reminds me of #RobertFarrarCapon's #TheSupperOfTheLamb "Nothing is more likely to become garbage than orange rind; but for as long as anyone looks at it in delight, it stands a million triumphant miles from the trash heap. That, you know, is why the world exists at all. It remains outside the cosmic garbage can of nothingness, not because it is such a solemn necessity that nobody can get rid of it, but because it is the orange peel hung on God's chandelier, the wishbone in His kitchen closet. He likes it; therefore, it stays. The whole marvelous collection of stones, skins, feathers, and string exists because at least one lover has never quite taken His eye off it, because the Dominus vivificans has his delight with the sons of men."
mrsmacko : @honeybee2204 @diamonlill
abigailsail : I ❀️ you, @tawneyb
laurapoet33 : @rootily This kinda reminded me of your happiness list, except your happiness list was also kind of sad (idk if that was intentional?) it also reminded me of squeezing orange peels in the 5th grade :)
darei2dream : #beautiful & #sweet I want to feel that way always.
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In a recent blog on onbeing.org, Courtney Martin explores "the story we tell with our stuff." She pointed us toward theburninghouse.com, and it made us wonder... if your house was burning, what would you take with you? #theburninghouse Image credit: Foster Huntington License: The Burning House
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POSTCARD FROM LORING PARK: Gorgeous light spilling in through the back door of our studio today - it's beckoning us outside to play! #TGIF #postcardsfromLoringPark
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lynnfranz : Go outside - being is short as are Minnesota summers
danibeutell : My home town, makes me heart sing
subtleacts : So serene!
elenilasenna : I've asked this before but was wondering if you do or would think of posting a playlist of all the music you play during talks on the podcasts. It's always so beautiful and I'd love to know so I can buy it. Thanks!!
twothirdssky : Ah, to lie down on that floor in the sun.
plantcrush : I love your podcast!!! Thanks for the follow! β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’•
boeunmusic : My god, your job rules. And thank you for the best conversations.
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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
maya_eeshell : @jaydee711
adventures_in_mind : Words I find myself remembering and repeating. So much truth 🌟
jlmosley : @arinb room for everything πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
medicamars : @sparx455 πŸ™πŸ», word
plantcrush : I love this quote!!
e726 : @skalas7
courtnaed : @ava_l_
ava_l_ : ❀️ @courtnaed
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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
b_kidwell : Thank you very much, truly an honor!
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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
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anndesaussure : @hillarymacinnes
marzel5 : Amen
jaysonllevy : @benyakali
elizabethayoub : In love with this phrase. Thank you @onbeing
e726 : @skalas7 @thisishunter
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bresserr3 : @e726 love this. I'm going to write this down.
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