Do You Know the 6 Pillars of A Wholehearted Life?

Last week, I stumbled upon this marvelous graduation speech, that not only speaks to graduates, but to us all.  As our daily lives seems to be accelerating in a way that is challenging for us to keep up with—I encourage you to take a few moments and list to Parker Palmer’s speech on whole hearted life.   He is a noted, innovative educator who’s integrated spiritual principles into educational practices.  I am excited to share his insights and spiritual approach to living with a whole heart, because it is fundamental to our health and well-being.

He says,  “Take everything that’s bright and beautiful in you and introduce it to the shadow side of yourself… When you are able to say, ‘I am … my shadow as well as my light,’ the shadow’s power is put in service of the good.”


The Six Pillars of the Wholehearted Life: Parker Palmer’s Spectacular Naropa University Commencement Address