Becoming Wise

The cultivation of inner life arose in interplay with the startling proposition that the well-being of others beyond kin and tribe—the stranger, the orphan, the outcast—was linked ... All the while, we have it in us -> 2 «• Becoming Wise.

Author: Krista Tippett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698409949

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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“The discourse of our common life inclines towards despair. In my field of journalism, where we presume to write the first draft of history, we summon our deepest critical capacities for investigating what is inadequate, corrupt, catastrophic, and failing. The ‘news’ is defined as the extraordinary events of the day, but it is most often translated as the extraordinarily terrible events of the day. And in an immersive 24/7 news cycle, we internalize the deluge of bad news as the norm—the real truth of who we are and what we’re up against as a species. But my work has shown me that spiritual geniuses of the everyday are everywhere. They are in the margins and do not have publicists. They are below the radar, which is broken.” Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist Krista Tippett has interviewed the most extraordinary voices examining the great questions of meaning for our time. The heart of her work on her national public radio program and podcast, On Being, has been to shine a light on people whose insights kindle in us a sense of wonder and courage. Scientists in a variety of fields; theologians from an array of faiths; poets, activists, and many others have all opened themselves up to Tippett's compassionate yet searching conversation. In Becoming Wise, Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from this luminous conversation in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind. The book is a master class in living, curated by Tippett and accompanied by a delightfully ecumenical dream team of teaching faculty. The open questions and challenges of our time are intimate and civilizational all at once, Tippett says – definitions of when life begins and when death happens, of the meaning of community and family and identity, of our relationships to technology and through technology. The wisdom we seek emerges through the raw materials of the everyday. And the enduring question of what it means to be human has now become inextricable from the question of who we are to each other. This book offers a grounded and fiercely hopeful vision of humanity for this century – of personal growth but also renewed public life and human spiritual evolution. It insists on the possibility of a common life for this century marked by resilience and redemption, with beauty as a core moral value and civility and love as muscular practice. Krista Tippett's great gift, in her work and in Becoming Wise, is to avoid reductive simplifications but still find the golden threads that weave people and ideas together into a shimmering braid. One powerful common denominator of the lessons imparted to Tippett is the gift of presence, of the exhilaration of engagement with life for its own sake, not as a means to an end. But presence does not mean passivity or acceptance of the status quo. Indeed Tippett and her teachers are people whose work meets, and often drives, powerful forces of change alive in the world today. In the end, perhaps the greatest blessing conveyed by the lessons of spiritual genius Tippett harvests in Becoming Wise is the strength to meet the world where it really is, and then to make it better.

Becoming Wise Deluxe

f we are stretching to live wiser and not just smarter, we will aspire to learn what love means, how it arises and deepens, how it withers and revives, what it looks like as a private good but also a common good.

Author: Krista Tippett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735221464

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Deluxe ebook edition with 40 hours of audio included “We need Krista Tippett’s voice and wisdom now more than ever. She has elevated the art of listening and the practice of being present in a way that is both accessible and soulful. Becoming Wise is what I’ve been waiting for . . . This is brilliant thinking, beautiful storytelling, and practical insight.” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Rising Strong “A thoughtful chronicle of spiritual discovery. A hopeful consideration of the human potential for enlightenment.” —Kirkus Reviews “I’m not sure there’s such a thing as the cultural ‘center,’ nor that it’s very interesting if it exists. But left of center and right of center, in the expansive middle and heart of our life together, most of us have some questions left alongside our answers, some curiosity alongside our convictions. This book is for people who want to take up the great questions of our time with imagination and courage, to nurture new realities in the spaces we inhabit, and to do so expectantly and with joy.” In the New York Times-bestselling Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and “spiritual technologies,” with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.

Philosophy of Being

The difficult thing to see is this : Peter , who is one component of Peter - becoming , is not the other component , viz . , the becoming - wise , the while Peter is becoming ; yet the two components cause one composite , of which you ...

Author: Gerard Smith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725276313

Category: Philosophy

Page: 428

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Chronic Illness

The process of becoming wise is not simple ; it may mean offering oneself and waiting for validation of acceptance . Health care professionals who encounter individuals with chronic illness cannot prove themselves as wise immediately .

Author: Ilene Morof Lubkin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763735944

Category: Medical

Page: 1428

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The best-selling Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention continues to focus on the various aspects of chronic illness that influence both patients and their families. Topics include the sociological, psychological, ethical, organizational, and financial factors, as well as individual and system outcomes. the revised Sixth Edition includes new chapters on palliative care, complementary and alternative therapies, and self-efficacy, as well as added material on culturally competent care. Intended for nurses, social workers, and rehabilitation professionals, Chronic Illness demonstrates how the h

Becoming Aeon

Being a God results from virtuous conduct and being wise. The mystic embodies the divine in the world in the sense of becoming wise. Stoicism was an ancient philosophical school and the three tenets of Stoicism are materialism, ...

Author: John Edgcomb

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728358264

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Becoming Aeon delves deep into the most fundamental questions of life and the human soul, what is the meaning of life? What is the structure of reality? What is the best state according with human nature? And includes many other subjects.Through a journey of thought and imagination, Becoming Aeon penetrates these mysteries and proposes answers to them.

The Enlightened are Not Bound by Religion

wise one reaches his Essence with a breath that make the universes tremble, and develops faith in Allah, the Rabb of Universes. ... In that case, how can one human being become wise to his own self? O you who believe!

Author: Kevser Yesiltash

Publisher: Bookcity.Co

ISBN: 1912311054

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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The mystical teachings of Ibn ‘Arabi, particularly influential in Anatolia, are rooted in a tens-of-thousands-of-years old knowledge attainment and transfer tradition, which is one of the fundamental cornerstones of Sufism. Through his unique method, Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi performed an unparalleled role in conveying the secrets of the Sufi mystical teachings across the generations. The secrets concealed in his teachings are not immediately revealed, and the knowledge they contain is hidden in such language that those who encounter it are often left in a state of shock and bewilderment. Those who strived to understand this language have been able to discover the real meaning hidden within, yet the majority, without making such an effort, took the meaning at face value and accused Ibn ‘Arabi of being anti-religious. The title of this book, ‘The Enlightened are Not Bound by Religion’, is one of Arabi’s notable sayings. To be able to understand just this saying requires knowledge of many subjects of the mystical teachings. Kevser Yesiltash explores the deep of mystical secrets of his saying in the book.

Fruit Amidst The Thorns

Being. Happy. Is. Wise. I suppose we need to know how to be happy before we can be wise. It's a “given” that the joy we feel within ourselves is the source of our happiness. That joy is of the spirit, not something mechanical.

Author: Roman New

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765914494

Category: Religion

Page: 153

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“Fruit Amidst the Thorns” is a book of 40 essays about living a positively charged life while experiencing unwanted and undesirable circumstances. The essays have a wide range of diversity and include “Evolution: Are You Left Behind?” “Are You Already Made?” “The Day Competition Began,” and “By Their Fruit We Will Know Them.” The reading of “Fruit Amidst the Thorns” will implant seeds to blossom with strong and fruitful attitudes.

Toward Wisdom

Before wisdom can take control of the situation, however, large numbers of people must become wise. Can this be brought about? How? In the past, becoming wise was left to chance; a few people became wise before they died, ...

Author: Copthorne Macdonald

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059520256X

Category: Psychology

Page: 183

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Toward Wisdom addresses the nature of wisdom, humanity’s need for it, and ways and means of developing it. The situation the world faces today is extremely complex. Long-cherished values have begun to conflict with each other: material comfort vs. an uncontaminated world; economic growth now vs. economic well-being for our grandchildren. Toward Wisdom takes the position that the only way to make the world a better place is to make it a wiser place. Wisdom is no longer an option or a frill. We, and the world, need wisdom-based analyses of our problems followed by wisdom-based action. In the past, becoming wise was left to chance; a few people became wise before they died, but most did not. This lackadaisical approach will no longer do. Wisdom can be developed intentionally, and Toward Wisdom shows us how. The book examines some of the key impediments to wisdom — what they are, how they work, how they came to be — and introduces us to techniques for getting beyond them.

Care Healing and Human Well Being within Interreligious Discourses

Biblicallygrounded and theologically-viewed notions of wisdom blend moral and spiritual dimensions by presenting wisdom and becoming wise as living in accordance with the Nnowledge and the love of God. Further, God's wisdom is ...

Author: Helmut Weiss

Publisher: African Sun Media

ISBN: 1928314953

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Care, Healing, and Human Well-Being within Interreligious Discourses is an edited, peer reviewed volume of global perspectives on interreligious approaches to healing and well-being by 23 academics and practitioners from five different faith practices and 13 different cultures. With chapters by counsellors, chaplains, religious thinkers and linguists, the multifaceted nature of the volume provides an expansive approach to spiritual care and counselling. In order to understand the ways in which interreligious encounters can have an enriching effect on our humanity, the volume is divided into four sections that address: methodological questions surrounding spiritual caregiving, perspectives of different faith traditions on care and healing, the challenges to the praxis of care in diverse cultural and political settings and, finally, how spiritual care and healing can be carried out in public places such as the police, the military, and hospitals. The book is an outgrowth of 25 years of experience within the Society for Interreligious Care and Counselling (SIPCC) to promote better understanding and practices of intercultural and interreligious spiritual caregiving.


One “becomeswise, but one simply “is” righteous. That is to say, considerable attention is given to the social and cognitive process by which a person moves from being a peti, a naive, unformed individual, to becoming wise.

Author: Andrew P. Chignell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190944226

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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The code of conduct for a leading tech company famously says "Don't Be Evil." But what exactly is evil? Is it just badness by another name--the shadow side of good? Or is it something more substantive--a malevolent force or power at work in the universe? These are some of the ontological questions that philosophers have grappled with for centuries. But evil also raises perplexing epistemic and psychological questions. Can we really know evil? Does a victim know evil differently than a perpetrator or witness? What motivates evil-doers? Satan's rebellion, Iago's machinations, and Stalin's genocides may be hard to understand in terms of ordinary reasons, intentions, beliefs, and desires. But what about the more "banal" evils performed by technocrats in a collective: how do we make sense of Adolf Eichmann's self-conception as just an effective bureaucrat deserving of a promotion? Evil: A History collects thirteen essays that tell the story of evil in western thought, starting with its origins in ancient Hebrew wisdom literature and classical Greek drama all the way to Darwinism and Holocaust theory. Thirteen interspersed reflections contextualize philosophical developments by looking at evil through the eyes of animals, poets, mystics, witches, librettists, film directors, and even a tech product manager. Evil: A History will enlighten readers about one of the most alluring and difficult topics in philosophy and intellectual life, and will challenge their assumptions about the very nature of evil.