All the time we hear about “vast right wing conspiracies” or “left leaning cabals” out to get someone. Parker Palmer tells us that sometimes when we are looking for someone to blame or we are depressed when things aren’t going our way, perhaps we should consider imagining that the force that is holding us down…

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Do not depend on the hope of results … You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to the idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on…

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Ever want to escape — to go to a monastery or nunnery, to live in a log cabin in the woods, to find an island in the Caribbean, etc.? You know what I mean — to check out. I don’t think I’m alone when I used to think that to get in touch with my…

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Almost fifty years ago, I was told my football career was over and I needed to return home and find something else to do with my life. My vision of myself as a professional football player was no longer a possibility. I had injured my knee the season before and had permanently ruined it playing…

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