Driving around today, satellite channel surfing, I clicked on NPR (National Public Radio) and came across On Being.
On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener.
On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?
We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.
Sounds good. Looks good.
The On Being website is attractive, easy to navigate, and filled with lots of interesting material: podcasts, essays, and more.
The Tree of Contemplative Practices caught my eye.
Being into Qigong, Tai Chi, and Yoga (a little bit), along with having been an avid dancer before my wife got some feet and shoulder problems, I'm firmly on the "Movement" branch. But I also meditate every morning, as I have since 1970, so I'm also on the "Stillness" branch.
I'm a big fan of Mary Oliver, a poet. It was great to find an interview with Oliver on the On Being site.
I've read and enjoyed several collections of her poetry. So far I've only listened to five minutes of the interview, yet enjoyed hearing Oliver talk about herself and how she became a poet.