Book Review: Let Your Life Speak

Parker J. Palmer

The life I am living is not the same as the life that wants to live in me. In those moments I sometimes catch a glimpse of my true life, a life hidden like the river beneath the ice. And in the spirit of the poet, I wonder: What am I meant to do? Who am I meant to be?” 

Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak, pg. 18

Book Review shared on Goodreads.

“Let Your Life Speak” invites readers into a pilgrimage of re-discovery of our truer selves, our birthright gift. It invites us to strip away the expectations of others and differentiate between the ego-self, the intellectual self and the ethical self that confuses true identity. It prompts one to listen to the ways challenging life experiences, reactions, intuition, and instincts offer insight into self.  Palmer views limitations and liabilities as the inevitable trade-off for a particular strength so that it eases the constant internal striving to fix ourselves.  The author invites readers on a journey into ourselves to discover “the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need”.

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