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Chapter 7: Common Ground & Third Things

How do we give people a level playing field to explore inner life issues, without seeming to come at them from the standpoint of a particular tradition or belief system? One way this is done in a Circle of Trust is using Third Things – a poem, a story, a case study, a piece of music or art. People are invited to interact with the Third Thing, to be in dialogue with it, and let it evoke from them whatever their soul wants to say. Eventually these comments start “weaving together into a tapestry of truth.”

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.