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A New Republic of the Heart

A New Republic of the Heart

Jun 2, 2019-- When we face a moment of crisis, individually or collectively, a whole wave of radical conversations is inevitable. For these conversations to really make a difference, we must break through our personas and our inauthentic poses. This is a deeper level of discourse than has hitherto seemed thinkable in public--disarming, tender, and authentic. Such a conversation requires a level of trust, vulnerability, and truthfulness that our culture seems to preclude, and we tend to shy away from it. The courageous vulnerability to speak and listen at this level is profoundly humbling. We have to speak from the place of not knowing and curiosity. We have to listen with an open mind and a soft heart. Terry Patten invites us to meet him in this place of not knowing, so that we may enter the profound shared experience of creating a republic of the heart. (2964 reads)


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