By Elizabeth Ayres September 07, 2015

Scientists say there is no such thing as an objective observer. One poet celebrates the participatory, interactive, relational aspects of reality with poetry inspired by John Keats.

By Parker J. Palmer May 27, 2015

Inspired by the words and actions of Thich Nhat Hanh, Parker Palmer asks what it means to hold our differences in ways that open us to possibilities we never would have imagined.

By Parker J. Palmer March 25, 2015

How do we celebrate our diminishment as we age? We look for beauty in "that which the world rejects as ugly."

By Trent Gilliss February 16, 2015

A potpourri of thinking on joy, letting suffering speak, writing poetry, and the wisdom of children — as curated by Trent Gilliss.

By Parker J. Palmer April 23, 2014

When we live behind a mask, how do we connect and establish trust with one another? Parker Palmer on reclaiming our identity and integrity.

By Trent Gilliss April 15, 2014

The ninth of the great British philosopher's list of rules for living and learning. This time, on being truthful.

By Trent Gilliss November 18, 2013

In a 1919 letter to Gandhi, the Nobel laureate offers these words of advice on planting the seeds of intolerance.

November 27, 2012

The film Life of Pi is not just a "parable of the postmodern quest for 'spiritual fulfillment'" but a meditation on beauty and our own finitude.

November 18, 2011

An evocative midrash from Zornberg's new book.