This past week has been one of extreme darkness and anxiety. But how do we, individually and collectively, think through and deal with these moments of our lives? A survey of writers on finding our way and building the beloved community we aspire to.
From vignettes pondering time and sci-fi holiday singing to impassioned calls for community, a look into our most interesting worlds of curiosity and hope.
From a virtuosic performance to an audio selfie and poems on abundance, a feast of ideas and passages for you to take into your week.
Our executive editor's weekly post on all things curious and aspiring — on topics from leading a less busy life to seeking rootedness and a cancer patient's call to her senses.
Our executive editor provides an insider's glimpse — with calls for curiosity over goodness, unexpected joy with a Billy Joel duet, and a story of forgiveness and redemption.
A line-up of fascinating bits from a gorgeous duet to your greatest musical moment, from prescient advice on over-working to being children of the moment. Read on.
Sometimes the lead is the anecdote. A humorous story from a Nobel laureate that will bring a smile to your face and other instruction on powering down, offering help, bearing responsibility, and mystical connections.
A mix of unexpected joy from a prairie trombone and a Finnish folk band playing AC/DC paired with a sage Nobel Prize-winning Bengali, a nonagenarian from Boston, and columnists Parker and Courtney. Quite swath of things to think about and carry into the week.
A reminder to pop up your head and look up at a scenic overview one races right by, a centering reflection on Ramadan that doesn't focus on fasting, and a popular post calling for an Interdependence Day.
Our weekly roundup of all things curious and inspiring, including a photo series that speaks to the quiet human dramas of daily life, an inspirational story of a healer finding his calling, music from Leonard Cohen that offers solace, and an unusual and poetic meditation on loss.
The best of the week — including an invitation to our studios, a lesson in the uniqueness of humans, sage words from Parker Palmer on paradox, and an arresting collection of images that captures everyday life in Africa.
Our weekly roundup of all things curious and inspiring, including a night of communal singing with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, a reflection on Barbara Ehrenreich's mysticism, a young preacher's remembrance of a legend, and a visualization of tikkun olam from artist Anselm Kiefer.
Our executive editor's weekly missal sends you postcards from the road, an invitation to sing at our studios, words of wisdom and poetry from Wendell Berry and Parker Palmer, and a journalism student's reflection on breathing.
The best of the week — including an invitation to communal song, forest music from Schumann, words of gratitude and grace from Mary Oliver, and the manifold gifts of a storyteller.
Our executive editor's weekly roundup of all things beautiful and intriguing. This week, an esoteric essay on the Antarctic, magical photography from Iran, and an engaging narrative on the process of dying in India.
Wandering about offers signs about honor and honesty, sunset yoga on the Ganges, ways to live and uncover an undivided life, and behind-the-scenes looks of our work. Our look into this week's gems and delights.
Wisdom from a late elder to an overwhelming outpouring of stories from people in response to Joy Ladin's transgender experiences. And, photos of Turkish bovine, local deluges, and Krista's most commonly asked question to guests.
Changes are afoot at On Being. A brief behind-the-scenes tour as we look for new creative space.
A recap of our favorite bits of curiosity from this week, including epistolary correspondence, Krista re-entering the Twitter fray, and a revival post. And a whole lot more!
On this Mother's Day weekend, a time to celebrate the women in our lives and be real about parenting. Along with art on happiness, brainstorming reactions, and emerging forms of spirituality in Ireland.
Our weekly wrap-up with poetry and prose, stories of Easter dishes from afar and links to things we're reading in the news and blogging worlds!
Vigorous discussions on what we're owed and what we earn, the slow work of healing, and stories of inspiration about being alone in this busy world.
With all that's happened this week, language and images that create places of peace and reflection and connection with our fellow human beings.
Images of thundersnow in Minnesota, cherry blossoms in Japan. Words on science and truth from Auden and Krauss. Time-lapse graphic recording on vulnerability. And sometimes healing is a process never-ending. Our capsule of all things On Being.
Krista dishes on cooking with the BBC. We remember Roger Ebert's smile. And thoughts on fear and grieving, the coming spring, and a culture of advocacy.