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  • An Undivided Life

  • Seeking Wholeness in Ourselves, Our Work, and Our World
  • By: Parker J. Palmer
  • Narrated by: Parker J. Palmer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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We all yearn for a life that is whole - where "soul and role" are aligned, and our innermost wisdom guides us in our actions. Perhaps no one has explored this topic more deeply than best-selling author and distinguished educator Parker J. Palmer. Now you can experience his inspiring and transformative teachings in An Undivided Life. Infused with compassionate intelligence, this landmark program will encourage and deepen your reflections about what it means to live "a life divided no more".

©2009 Parker Palmer (P)2009 Parker Palmer

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  • Caleb
  • 03-10-2016

Inspiring. I will make more of my life.

I am 76 and still working each day to be authentic. This audio inspired me to keep at it. the journey exceeds the destination,

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  • SRTulo
  • 15-07-2016

Experience a life "divided no more"

I've not ever felt so grateful to be a fly on the wall in a room overhearing a conversation. In this room, the deepest and most generous wisdom that may have ever been spoken flows forth masterfully and effortlessly as if from a divine source through the being and gorgeous voice of Parker Palmer. In this talk he explains, or uncovers, the meaning of paradox, soul, Religion, community, courage, intention, social injustice...and many other things that are central to the human condition.

Simply put, if you listen, you will have absorbed a multitude of concepts and a deeper knowing with which you can and just might use to dramatically transform the way you see yourself, your soul, and the universe.

I am now seeking a way to keep the conversation going which Parker has boosted and intends to be the stuff of his legacy.

Beautiful, important, elegant, matterful.

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  • Teampratt
  • 19-07-2019

Parker 2020!

A captivating conversation in honor of our life's work to find opportunities to glimpse and invite growth of our inner teacher aka our soul work. And it's hours of listening to that amazing meditative storytelling voice. Thank you Parker Palmer.

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  • C. Brady
  • 26-03-2019

A remarkable, enriching work

This profound interview is inspiring—not in a simplistic, cheerleading way, but in a soulful and insightful way. The combination of the wise sage Parker Palmer with one of my favorite people, Sounds True Founder Tami Simon, makes for a compelling listening experience. I finished this recording in two days—it was that good. Parker and Tami, please record more interviews together!

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  • D. Thomas
  • 04-02-2018

Listen to why we need "An Undivided Life"

I have read and reread Parker Palmer for several years. Only recently I decided to listen to his book, "An Undivided Life". I've read the book when it was first published in early 2000. Once again, I felt pulled to discern his wisdom and gave the book a listen.

How does a person become whole without having a "backstage" and a "front stage" persona? Mr. Palmer is non-judgemental. He is trying to help us capture who we really are and present that person to the world in everything we do. Some would say, "Oh yeah, I've heard that before." Others would say, "Been there...done that..." Or even, "It's impossible, if people knew who I really was no one would like me." We get buried in our reasons for not being whole.

I lived a very long time trying to be all things to all people. Of course, I knew I couldn't keep doing it, but as long as it lasted I kept it up. I suppose a lot of women fall into this trap. Mr. Palmer steps out of the shadows and tells us why we need to present a solid front. He is calm and supportive. I truly do believe I could listen to this again in another 10 years and find yet other parts of myself that need to be incorporated into the one.

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  • Catherine L
  • 07-11-2017

So timely

We have needed this message and as the world unravels we need to take this message to heart. A good reminder to have hope and to go deep within so the soul can speak.

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  • Peter M. Orozco
  • 12-10-2020

I couldn't stop listening

I couldn't stop listening. Great wisdom through vulnerability. A lot to learn hear about life and vocation.

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  • Mary Manning
  • 12-07-2020

Truly inspiring!

Everything about this interview with Parker Palmer was so beautiful...content, pace and challenge to live divided no more!

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