The Growing Edge of the Beginner’s Mind

Parker J. Palmer

is a columnist for On Being. His column appears every Wednesday.

He is a Quaker elder, educator, activist, and founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal. His books include Healing the Heart of Democracy, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life, and Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation.

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April 9th, 2014

Parker Palmer encourages us to look with child-like imagination to better understand the world’s mysteries.

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April 2nd, 2014

Drawing on Joseph Campbell, Parker Palmer asks: where might you turn for news that is “true and worth attending to”?

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March 26th, 2014

In our busy lives, a reminder from Parker Palmer that what matters most is not our ability to produce but our ability to love, and to just be. With a poem by Lynn Ungar.

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March 18th, 2014

The Quaker elder offers this poetic reminder on trusting that the writing process itself will help you dig into your bafflement.

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