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Best of the Web The Alchemist's Heart

Brilliant Alchemical Voices To Inspire Your World

Indian dance at sunset
Indian dance at sunset

In a world overflowing with noise, it is a great pleasure to be able to share alchemical voices that encourage a soul-felt YES!

A  perfect message in light of the world’s pain is outstandingly shared by Parker J. Palmer at OnBeing.org in Heartbreak, Violence and Hope for New Life:

My heart is stretched every time I’m able to take in life’s little deaths without an anesthetic: a friendship gone sour, a mean-spirited critique of my work, failure at a task that was important to me. I can also exercise my heart by taking in life’s little joys: a small kindness from a stranger, the sound of a distant train reviving childhood memories, the infectious giggle of a two-year-old as I “hide” and then “leap out” from behind cupped hands. Taking all of it in — the good and the bad alike — is a form of exercise that slowly transforms my clenched fist of a heart into an open hand.