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Chapter 10: Standing in the Tragic Gap

We live in very broken times, times with lots of gaps between the difficult realities of life and what we know to be possible, humanly. One of the most important qualities a person can have in our time – a person who wants to make this a better world – is the capacity to ‘stand in the tragic gap’ between corrosive cynicism and irrelevant idealism, between what is and could be. We need the inner strength to hold both the reality and our hope at the same time.

This video is part of a series included in “A Hidden Wholeness Hub” that invites us into deeper contemplation of the dynamic between our inner lives and our outer bearing in the world. This video series is referenced in Parker Palmer’s book A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life. Expanding on the principles and practices developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal, these videos offer insight and guidance for all who seek to map an inner journey toward wholeness, to live a more authentic, meaningful and resilient life.

You can find all of the videos in the series and additional resources here.