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How does one leave home in peace? Read this personal reflection from Shari Motro on how we all can find our way back, using the abundant lessons of the relationship between Pharaoh and Moses in the Exodus story. On the other side of it all, forgiveness and gratitude resides. There's a lesson for all of us in her story.

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/the-cause-of-suffering-is-resistance-let-my-people-go/6181
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Check out this remix: JANNA LEVIN — MATHEMATICS, PURPOSE, AND TRUTH

http://www.onbeing.org/program/mathematics-purpose-and-truth/130

Janna Levin is an astrophysicist who’s also explored her science by way of a novel about two pivotal 20th-century mathematicians, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing. Both pushed at boundaries where mathematics presses on grand questions of meaning and purpose. Such questions helped create the technologies that are now changing our sense of what it means to be human.
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Has the word "grace" fallen out of favor? Anna Deavere Smith’s "Conversations on Grace" offers a way for us to think of grace as a pluralistic universe and a guide for all of us on "the art of dwelling here together, in the polis."

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/divining-grace/6208
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Great news! Each Wednesday we will be posting one of Parker J. Palmer's thoughtful vignettes contemplating life, work, and the motion of the world -- all paired with a poem and a picture. We launch the Quaker elder's column with his poetic reminder that trusting the writing process itself will help you dig into your bafflement.

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/an-encouragement-for-spring-and-the-writing-life/6183
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Good morning. I've been touched and overwhelmed by the number of people who have written me about their experiences with suicide -- those who have tried it and have lived on, friends who still wrestle with the loss years later, and children of parents who have learned to survive and carry on but who are fragile years later.

Krista and I want to explore this subject with all the depth and perspective we can. If you're willing, give something of yourself here or in the reflections section of this post. Or, if you'd feel more comfortable, send it to me, Trent Gilliss, at tgilliss@onbeing.org and help inform our editorial process.

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/a-conversation-on-suicide-and-the-left-behind-twitterscript-of-jennifer-michael-hecht/6177
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It's Wednesday, which means Parker Palmer offers a fresh thought. This time, he encourages us to look with child-like imagination to better understand the world's mysteries.

"I want to practice what Buddhists call 'beginner's mind' — a vital corrective to the cynicism that comes when we let life's hard realities darken our vision and diminish our imagination. It's a way of looking at the world that makes fresh starts possible in everything: our personal lives, our work lives, even our political lives."

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/the-growing-edge-of-the-beginners-mind/6255
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On this gorgeous spring day, a short passage from Mr. Emerson reminds us that the greatest adventures happen when we let go of ourselves and proceed into the unknown. Bonus: learn a new word?

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/on-ambiguity-ralph-waldo-emerson-on-living-with-abandon/6222
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In our busy lives, a reminder from Parker J. 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.

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/being-more-than-being-useful/6198
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A photo essay contemplating the Celtic concept of thin places, spaces where the veil between visible and invisible worlds are lifted — all from a quiet lake nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/thin-places-and-the-transforming-presence-of-beauty/6180
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Where's Krista Tippett today? In L.A. at The California Endowment's symposium, "Everyday Courage: Tales of Resilience." You can live-stream video of her speaking with experts on trauma, along with other presenters like Wu-Tang Clan RZA.

Should be fascinating. Join in!

http://blog.onbeing.org/post/79897562957/today-at-1-pm-pacific-the-california-endowment-is
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Delving into the human side of news stories + issues. We do big ideas + deep meaning.
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On Being. Elevating conversation about what it means to be human. It's a space to speak of the essentials, a discovery about the immensity of our lives.

The On Being podcast contains each week's public radio show as well as the unedited interview between Krista Tippett with scientists + theologians, deep thinkers + spiritual teachers. Updated every Thursday.