Your Own Journey

From “Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner” by Frederick Buechner These two paragraphs conclude the introduction to The Sacred Journey: WHAT I PROPOSE TO DO now is to try listening to my life as a whole, or at least to certain key moments of the first half of my life thus far, …

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The Adjacent Possible

From “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation” by Steven Johnson The Web has explored the adjacent possible of its medium far faster than any other communications technology in history. In early 1994, the Web was a text-only medium, pages of words connected by hyperlinks. But within a few years, the possibility …

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An Act of Will

From “Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation” by Parker J. Palmer Vocation, the way I was seeking it, becomes an act of will, a grim determination that one’s life will go this way or that whether it wants to or not. If the self is sin-ridden and will bow to truth …

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