Parker J. Palmer | How to Let Your Life Speak

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Parker J. Palmer | How to Let Your Life Speak

So, what might happen if you let go of what you thought your life would or should be, and created the space to let it show you what it truly yearns to be? Then, followed that thread. That’s been the experience of today’s guest, Parker Palmer. 

Graduating Berkley with a Ph.D. in ‘69, he thought he’d head into the world of academia but instead found himself heading to DC to become an activist and community organizer for 5 years. But, something else began to call him, and he took what he thought would be a short sojourn to a Quaker learning community that turned into 11 years. Over time, a new sense of calling emerged as a writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. 

In this deeply-moving conversation, Parker shares this journey and many of insights, as well as how three seasons of profound depression have shaped his experience of life, and lens on people, compassion, belonging and beyond.

You can find Parker at: Website | Facebook

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  • Evaa22

    So inspiring and motivational ! Great podcast ⭐️


    The part where he mentions that he wants to be adopted by a more functional family even at 45 yrs really hits home. Really delineates how no matter how old and independent you are, you still need love and support.

    6 months ago·8 likes·
  • Mario

    Great episode loved the thing but the intro was a little long

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    I very much appreciate the podcast representation 🎉

    6 months ago·5 likes·
  • Lisaa

    “You have thousands of mintues of work.”


    Packed with purpose! These short bites of knowledge and wonder will give you inspiration to stay on your mission, build consistency, and serve others with all your heart!

    6 months ago·6 likes·

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