This week we talk to On Being host — Krista Tippett — about mystery, paradox, and ambiguity. We discuss finding the path to greatness through hardship.
Krista Tippett is a broadcaster, journalist, and author. She is best known for creating and hosting the public radio program On Being (formerly Speaking of Faith), distributed by American Public Media. The program is currently broadcast on more than 200 public radio stations in the United States and globally via NPR Worldwide, its website, and its podcast. Tippett’s first book, Speaking of Faith — Why Religion Matters and How to Talk about It, was published In 2008. Of the book, the author Elizabeth Gilbert wrote, “Her intelligence is like a salve for all who have been wounded or marginalized by the God Wars.”
In This Interview Krista and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable.
- How modern news feeds our bad wolf.
- How science and religion ask different questions.
- How modern society looks for the most polarizing and strident views.
- Listening as a spiritual virtue.
- Being open to be surprised and amazed.
- Not needing to have the answers.
- Loving the questions themselves.
- Paradox and ambiguity.
- A reverence for mystery.
- Arriving at some of the best places in our lives through mistakes.
- Depression as a black pandoras box.
- The things that go wrong for us become part of our gifts to the world.
- We become great not in spite of the hardships but because of them.
- The path to spiritual genius is through being fully human.
- Krista’s definition of spirituality- the inner work that accompanies our outer lives.
- Humor as a virtue.
- How she has never met a wise person who does not laugh often.
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