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Chapter 9: Inner Work Can Change the Outer World

In this video, Parker J. Palmer, renowned author, speaker and activist, discusses his Theory of Social Movements. What makes a Rosa Parks? What makes a Vaclav Havel? What makes a Nelson Mandela? What makes these people is their capacity to take the inner life seriously, and to tap the sources of power that lie within, that are just as essential as external forces in transforming our institutions and society for the better. Every great movement for social change has been animated by people who have striven to understand, harness, and apply the power of the human heart.

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.