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Becoming Wise

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Rank #16 in Personal Journals category

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The Becoming Wise podcast offers depth and discovery in the time it takes to make a cup of tea. Each episode is curated from hundreds of big conversations with wise and graceful lives. Reset your day. Replenish your sense of yourself and the world. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, This Movie Changed Me, and more to come. Krista Tippett is the author of the New York Times bestselling Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. President Obama honored her with the National Humanities Medal for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.”

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The Becoming Wise podcast offers depth and discovery in the time it takes to make a cup of tea. Each episode is curated from hundreds of big conversations with wise and graceful lives. Reset your day. Replenish your sense of yourself and the world. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, This Movie Changed Me, and more to come. Krista Tippett is the author of the New York Times bestselling Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. President Obama honored her with the National Humanities Medal for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.”

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So so good

By GabriellaEd - Jun 25 2019
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Thank you for these! Also, major kudos on the intro music. ❤️

Very short and educational.

By Bloomboom47 - May 05 2019
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Great short podcast for everyday life.

iTunes Ratings

558 Ratings
Average Ratings
363
82
43
32
38

So so good

By GabriellaEd - Jun 25 2019
Read more
Thank you for these! Also, major kudos on the intro music. ❤️

Very short and educational.

By Bloomboom47 - May 05 2019
Read more
Great short podcast for everyday life.
Cover image of Becoming Wise

Becoming Wise

Updated 6 days ago

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The Becoming Wise podcast offers depth and discovery in the time it takes to make a cup of tea. Each episode is curated from hundreds of big conversations with wise and graceful lives. Reset your day. Replenish your sense of yourself and the world. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, This Movie Changed Me, and more to come. Krista Tippett is the author of the New York Times bestselling Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. President Obama honored her with the National Humanities Medal for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.”

Rank #1: Life Beyond the Mind | Eckhart Tolle

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“There is a place inside me that is far more powerful than the continuous mental noise,” says Eckhart Tolle. The spiritual teacher began to gain attention with his 1997 book, “The Power of Now.” Millions of people around the world have found pragmatic tools in his vision that fundamentally complicates the notion, “I think, therefore I am.”

Eckhart Tolle is the best-selling author of “A New Earth” and “The Power of Now.”

Find the transcript at onbeing.org.

Apr 08 2019

6mins

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Rank #2: Happiness Is Practice, Not Pleasure | Matthieu Ricard

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Matthieu Ricard is helping us redefine happiness in a culture convinced that it’s a passive experience. The French-born Tibetan Buddhist monk reframes happiness not as pleasure but as practice that requires discipline — akin to marathon training or learning chess. He asks, “What are the inner conditions that foster a genuine sense of flourishing, of fulfillment?”

Ricard is the author of “Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill” and “Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World.”

Find the transcript at onbeing.org.

May 27 2019

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Rank #3: The Pilgrimage of “Who Am I?” | Paulo Coelho

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Rediscover the wonder in the mundane and the everyday with writer Paulo Coelho. He reframes the practice of pilgrimage as a journey into the mysterious question, “Who am I?” He says that every day holds “this possibility, this chance of discovering something new.”

Paulo Coelho is the author of many books including The PilgrimageVeronika Decides to Die, and The Alchemist.

Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

Mar 25 2019

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Rank #4: Beauty Is an Edge of Becoming | John O'Donohue

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“Beauty isn’t all about just niceness, loveliness. Beauty is about more rounded, substantial becoming.” Beloved Irish poet John O’Donohue on beauty’s true grit, and finding it in the transformational edges of our daily lives. Find more at onbeing.org/becoming-wise.

Mar 18 2016

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Rank #5: Trauma and Resilience Land in Our Bodies | Bessel van der Kolk

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“Trauma treatment starts at the foundation of a body that can sleep, a body that can rest, a body that feels safe, a body that can move.” Psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk on finding resilience in our bodies after trauma. Find more at onbeing.org/becoming-wise.

Jul 25 2016

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Rank #6: Compassion for Our Bodies | Matthew Sanford

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“Your body, for as long as it possibly can, will be faithful to living. That’s what it does.” Matthew Sanford, an innovator of adaptive yoga, on taking a new orientation to our physical change and pain, and the outward healing that can result.

Apr 04 2016

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Rank #7: Present to Life, Moment by Moment | Jon Kabat-Zinn

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“The more we can learn these lessons, the more we will not be running towards our death, but opening to our lives.” Mindfulness researcher Jon Kabat-Zinn on the physiological and spiritual potential of being present to every moment of daily life.

May 09 2016

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Rank #8: The Paradox of Suffering and Love | Kate Braestrup

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“The question isn’t whether we’re going to have to do hard, awful things. The question is whether we have to do them alone.” UU law enforcement chaplain Kate Braestrup tells the story of a police woman who embodies the both/and of love and new life, and crime and death. Find more at onbeing.org/becoming-wise.

May 02 2016

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Rank #9: The Good in the Other, the Doubt in Ourselves | Frances Kissling

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“You’ve got to be willing to risk in order to make change. You’ve got to approach differences with the notion that there is good in the other.” Scholar and activist Frances Kissling speaks of good will and understanding, rather than agreement or victory, as bridges between difference. Find more at onbeing.org/becoming-wise.

May 23 2016

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Rank #10: We Believe Each Other into Being | Jennifer Michael Hecht

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“Imagine yourself alone on this planet. Would anything be the same?” Jennifer Michael Hecht is a poet, philosopher, and historian who wants to change the way we talk to ourselves and each other about suicide and staying alive — starting with her insistence that we believe each other into being. “Sometimes when you can’t see what’s important about you, other people can.”

Jennifer Michael Hecht is the author of Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It, Doubt: A History, and Who Said.

Producer’s Note: Given the focus of Jennifer Michael Hecht’s work, this episode briefly touches on the topic of suicide.

Find the transcript at onbeing.org.

Apr 01 2019

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Rank #11: Who We’re Called to Become | James Martin

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Father James Martin is a beloved Jesuit writer and teacher who says desire ultimately is not selfish — and instead a path to understanding our callings in life. He says everyone has a vocation, not just monastics and clergy. And he wants all of us to ask: What moves me? “We all have an image of the person we want to become — more loving, more open, more free. That’s a call,” he says.

James Martin is editor at large of “America” magazine. His books include “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything,” “Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life,” and, most recently, “Building a Bridge.”

Find the transcript at onbeing.org.

Jun 03 2019

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Rank #12: The Everyday Gift of Writing | Naomi Shihab Nye

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Naomi Shihab Nye says writing is “an act that helps you, preserves you, energizes you in the very doing of it.” She calls herself a “wandering poet,” and her words point to shining corners of beauty in the world we see every day.

A visiting poet all over the world, Naomi Shihab Nye is a professor of creative writing at Texas State University. Her books include 19 Varieties of Gazelle, A Maze Me: Poems for Girls, and Transfer. Her most recent book is The Tiny Journalist.

Find the transcript at onbeing.org.

Apr 22 2019

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Rank #13: We Choose Our Own Tribes | Seth Godin

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“The challenge of our future is to say, are we going to connect and amplify positive tribes that want to make things better for all of us?” Entrepreneur and digital wise man Seth Godin on our capacity to use connection to elevate and advance the human spirit. Find more at onbeing.org/becoming-wise.

Jun 06 2016

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Rank #14: Spirituality Is Enfolded Into the Act of Living | Sylvia Boorstein

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“Sometimes the pain of the world seems incomprehensible. And if there’s anything that balances it, it’s wonder at the world, the amazingness of people.” Mindfulness meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein gives counsel on finding joy and spiritual practice embedded in the rhythms of everyday life. Find more at onbeing.org/becoming-wise.

May 31 2016

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Rank #15: Einstein Speaks to Us About Race | S. James Gates

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“His capability to ask the ‘What if?’ question opened the door to the deepest marker of humanity, and that’s empathy.” Physicist S. James Gates celebrates the scientific and social power of Albert Einstein’s imagination. Find more at onbeing.org/becoming-wise.

Jul 25 2016

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