Managing Monday with Parker J Palmer – Take 3

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I first came across the work of Parker J Palmer (1939-present) when I was loaned a copy of his book The Courage to Teach. It’s a wonderful read, and it led me to track down some insights from his wider writings. Palmer, a Quaker, is well known for his work on education, social change, vocation and spirituality. Today is our third and final look at some of his insights…

  • The questions we ask ourselves are at least as important as the answers we come up with, often more so – Parker J Palmer
  • The highest form of love is the love that allows for intimacy without annihilation of difference – Parker J Palmer
  • The deeper our faith, the more doubt we must endure; the deeper our hope, the more prone we are to despair; the deeper our love, the more pain its loss will bring: these are a few of the paradoxes we must hold as human beings. If we refuse to hold them in the hopes of living without doubt, despair, and pain, we also find ourselves living without faith, hope, and love – Parker J Palmer
  • To teach is to create a space in which the community of truth is practiced – Parker J Palmer

As always, nice chatting…

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