True self tells us who we are, where we are planted in the ecosystem of life, what "right action" looks like for us, and how we can grow more fully into our own potentials. --Parker Palmer

That Friend Walking Behind Me

That Friend Walking Behind Me

Apr 14, 2018-- In this beautiful reverie, Parker Palmer imagines a friend who has been walking behind him all the time, calling his name. The inner friend finally has to resort to depression to wake him up to ask himself what he really wants behind all his activities, and to help him realize he isn't alone. It's not the intellectual self or the ethical self or even the spiritual self, but what Thomas Merton calls the True Self. (9168 reads)


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Take ActionIs there a friend in you who you aren't paying attention to? You might take a few minutes every day this week, perhaps over a cup of tea or coffee, to listen carefully as you question your longterm goals and perhaps even reframe them in light of who you are today.



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