Five Habits Of The Heart

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018
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In Habits of the Heart, Parker Palmer describes ways of seeing, being, and responding to life that involve our minds, our emotions, our self-images, our concepts of meaning and purpose that are critical to sustaining society. These five habits are: an understanding that we are all in this together; an appreciation of the value of "otherness"; an ability to hold tension in life-giving ways; a sense of personal voice and agency; and a capacity to create community. For each, he provides a brief description relating the significance of cultivating these habits into our lives. He delves deeper into these habits in his book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit (2011). [Full Story]

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