these are great mysteries

I guess in a lot of ways most of the questions that I’ve tried to live into are unanswerable, in any conventional sense of that term. What is the soul? Is that even the right word for it? Who am I, and why am I here? How are we related to each other? One of the things that I love to think about is the way friendship and vocation seem to converge. What’s that mystery all about? When you find someone that you regard as a true friend, you’ve probably also found someone who shares your work on earth in one way or another. You’re here for the same reason. These are great mysteries.

– Parker Palmer, in an interview

Do you have people who are “true friends”? Are they the people who share your work?



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