I got to know Parker Palmer because I reached out to him after reading his classic book Let your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. He is an educator and activist who has penned over a dozen books. He is also one of the gentlest and kindest people I know—but the ominous relevance of the story he tells in his book scared me. Come learn why in this episode.
Like me, Parker was a University of California at Berkeley graduate student at one time. That felt like reason enough to call him up, but there were so many other reasons as well. The wisdom and perspective he gained through his learning journey resonated with me deeply. I wanted to bring his insights and willingness to speak about his personal expereince to this podcast so that we could usefully wrestle with some of the crucial topics he takes on. In this conversation, we discuss the intersection of spirituality and education and why creativity is about working with what’s possible.