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Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows — ‘What a world you’ve got inside you.’

On Being with Krista Tippett

24 Jun 2021

50mins

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Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows — ‘What a world you’ve got inside you.’

24 Jun 2021

50mins

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Quote

"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love"

Ideas

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Often we're so focused on finding answers that we forget that sometimes we need to live with unanswered questions.
In life, there are always questions that are not yet resolved, but we need to learn to love the uncertainty, and to love the questions themselves.

And only through doing this, are we able to live in the present moment, as any hope or anticipation of where you're headed, take ourselves out of the present moment.

Through living in the present moment with the questions, may we gradually in the future live into the answers.

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Often we're so focused on finding answers that we forget that sometimes we need to live with unanswered questions.
In life, there are always questions that are not yet resolved, but we need to learn to love the uncertainty, and to love the questions themselves.

And only through doing this, are we able to live in the present moment, as any hope or anticipation of where you're headed, take ourselves out of the present moment.

Through living in the present moment with the questions, may we gradually in the future live into the answers.

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Don't let your solitude obscure the presence of something within it that wants to emerge.
People are drawn to the easy and to the easiest side of the easy. But it is clear that we must hold ourselves to the difficult.

As it is true for everything alive, everything in nature grows and defends itself in its own way and against all opposition, straining from within and at any price, to become distinctively itself.

It is good to be solitary, because solitude is difficult, and that a thing is difficult must be even more of a reason for us to undertake it.

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Don't let your solitude obscure the presence of something within it that wants to emerge.
People are drawn to the easy and to the easiest side of the easy. But it is clear that we must hold ourselves to the difficult.

As it is true for everything alive, everything in nature grows and defends itself in its own way and against all opposition, straining from within and at any price, to become distinctively itself.

It is good to be solitary, because solitude is difficult, and that a thing is difficult must be even more of a reason for us to undertake it.

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We should teach ourselves how to see beauty.
Beauty isn't something that just comes to us, it's something that we can learn and train to become better at seeing.

We can improve how we see beauty, how to treasure it, how to celebrate it and how to be grateful for it.

At every experience of loss, but also equally at every experience, is an opportunity to give thanks for the beauty of life that once was, or still is.

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We should teach ourselves how to see beauty.
Beauty isn't something that just comes to us, it's something that we can learn and train to become better at seeing.

We can improve how we see beauty, how to treasure it, how to celebrate it and how to be grateful for it.

At every experience of loss, but also equally at every experience, is an opportunity to give thanks for the beauty of life that once was, or still is.

Questions

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Can you think of any unanswered questions that you should be living in the present with?

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Can you think of any unanswered questions that you should be living in the present with?

What else is in the episode

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How sexuality has placed a burden and how we need to become human together

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How sexuality has placed a burden and how we need to become human together

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How love isn't a merging of two people, but being oneself fully

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How love isn't a merging of two people, but being oneself fully

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What God means to all of us

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What God means to all of us

Who are Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows?

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Joanna is a philosopher of ecology and Buddhist teacher, and the root teacher of The Work That Reconnects. Anita is a psychologist, poet, translator and autism specialist. Together they worked on translations of Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet.

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Joanna is a philosopher of ecology and Buddhist teacher, and the root teacher of The Work That Reconnects. Anita is a psychologist, poet, translator and autism specialist. Together they worked on translations of Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet.

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