⇖ [PDF]- Read On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old ⥪ Ebook Author Parker J Palmer ⨏

⇖ [PDF]- Read On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old ⥪ Ebook Author Parker J Palmer ⨏ Parker Palmer is one of our wisest minds and lives and one of my greatest mentors He has the spirit of a poet and the stature of a prophet There is no one Id rather eavesdrop on as he ponders the brink of everything This book is a companion for not merely surviving a fractured world but embodyinglike Parkerthe fiercely honest and gracious wholeness that is ours to claim at every stage of life Krista Tippett, founder of On Being Studios, author of Einsteins God and Becoming Wise, and winner of the 2013 National Humanities Medal Parker Palmer is the most integral and wholehearted teacher of our age For nearly eight decades, he has seen much, questioned everything, and returned with a wisdom essential to everyone His latest book, On the Brink of Everything, is a deep reflection on aging that offers a masters earned view of the large and the small and how were all vital threads woven together by life This book will stir your soul and bring you closer to everything Mark Nepo, author of More Together Than Alone and The Book of Awakening Parker J Palmers tenth wise book, On the Brink of Everything, is a wondrously rich mix of reality and possibility, comfort and story, helpful counsel and poetry, in the voice of a friend Its an honest wake up chime, no matter where you are in your own time line, because somehow, these pages hold all of timepast and present, stirring togetherrefreshing the spirit This is a book of immense gratitude, consolation, and praise Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Transfer and Voices in the Air and National Book Award finalist Our entire culture is deeply in need of true elders, and you cant be one until you have arrived therechronologically, spiritually, and intellectually Parker J Palmer is a writer and a man who has clearly earned the title of elder And he elders with such readability and humor This book is a generous gift to all of usand to our attempts at a truly human civilization Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and author of Falling Upward and Adams Return Parker J Palmers books are long treasured companions on my personal journey His newest offering is clear eyed and good hud, luminously prophetic and disarmingly honest It is tender to the core for our shared human condition and fierce with love and unguarded hope for our shared human possibility It has the feel of a lovely kitchen table conversation between the author and reader, exploring thoughtful aging, finding meaning in hard times, and how we can deepen and balance our inner and outer landscapes at any stage of life This book is a generous gift to a worried and weary world Carrie Newcomer, musician, recording artist of The Beautiful Not Yet, author of A Permeable Life, and Grammy Awardwinning songwriter Parker Palmer has given me so many gifts through the years His writing has done for me what I can only hope mine does for others On the Brink of Everything has given me new and special gifts Parker, now in his late seventies, has helped this guy in his early sixties think of my years ahead as triple wrapped in mystery Savoring this book is a kind of mentorship in aging, and it ends in a crescendo of poetry My first thought when I turned the last page I want to read this again from the beginning, starting right now Brian D McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration Parker Palmer has been a mentor and midwife to countless young people in my generation, including me When I was in my twenties standing at a crossroads, his book Let Your Life Speak inspired me to pursue an untraditional path as an activist artist he released the music within me Now in my thirties, as the cacophony of vitriol and violence becomes deafening, his friendship teaches me how to remain faithful to my own melodies and keep playing them In the darkness, Parker has taught me how to wonder at the night sky, keep death in my minds eye, and listen to the wisdom of my grandfather and ancestors, whose music lives within mine He has poured these insights into a book that feels like a treasure chest On the Brink of Everything is filled with gems of wisdom, each a prism that helps us see our own vast interiority and sing our own truths My greatest aspiration is to journey through life and arrive at the brink as Parker has, with humility and faithfulness, and pockets full of gems Valarie Kaur, civil rights activist, lawyer, filmmaker, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project One of the wisest people on the planet has written one of the finest books on growing b old gracefully This warm and witty book will delight and inspire readers of all ages Richard Leider, bestselling author or coauthor of The Power of Purpose, Repacking Your Bags, and Life Reimagined Warm, generous, and funny, this impassioned book invites readers to the deep end of life where authentic soul work and human transformation become pressing concerns Publisher s Weekly Through essays, poems, and reflections, he covers subjects such as the importance of staying connected with younger generations the writing life engagement of the soul and where it is we go when we die He is also an angry Quaker as he might say, unafraid to address issues of diversity and political engagement in a time when we no longer have the luxury of inaction My favorite part of the book is the chapter titled Keep Reaching Out, where he encourages older humans to keep up their serious engagement with the world It gives vitality and purpose to life and allows elders to share their unique gifts Also, he notes, it would be ridiculous not to This is a bracing book, indeed Kathryn Drury Wagner In his discussion of spirituality, Palmer covers his quest for the true self, the call to community, and a memorable retreat In his commentaries on work and staying engaged with the world and your soul, this seasoned writer keeps us attentive with short gems on living from the inside out, the movie Begin Again, and some very right on target assessments of today s tense political scene Palmer even takes responsibility for being hooked on anger and the challenges he faces in bringing love to the fore in all his relationships, both private and public Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatFrom beloved and bestselling author Parker J Palmer Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy , comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to the brink of everything Drawing on eight decades of life and his career as a writer, teacher, and activist Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds Old, he writes, is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to dive deep into life, not withdraw to the shallows But this book is not for elders only It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding It s not a how to do it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meaning s of one s life, refracting new light at every turn.From beginning to end, the book is laced with humor as well as gravitas beautifully enhanced by three free downloadable songs from the gifted singer songwriter Carrie Newcomer, written in response to themes in the book. On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

  • 4.3
  • 5723
  • Format Kindle
  • 1523095431
  • On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

  • Parker J Palmer
  • Anglais
  • 08 September 2016

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