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Parker J. Palmer Quotes: I now know myself to be a person of weakness and strength, liability and giftedness, darkness and light. I now know that to be whole means to reject none of it but to embrace all of it.
         

I now know myself to be a person of weakness and strength, liability and giftedness, darkness and light. I now know that to be whole means to reject none of it but to embrace all of it.


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We are here not only to transform the world but also to be transformed.



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Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.



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Community doesn't just create abundance - community is abundance. If we could learn that equation from the world of nature, the human world might be transformed.



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At its deepest level, I think teaching is about bringing people into communion with each other, with yourself as the teacher, and with the subject you are teaching.



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Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.



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Violence is what happens when we don't know what else to do with our suffering.





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