As human beings we soon realise that we are not one, but many. How do we live with the different parts within us: the judgement, lust, rage, and depression as well as the joy, passion and empathy? How might we tend the various parts of ourselves in a way that releases our capacity for creative, empathic, and passionate life?
Mark Yaconelli is an author, speaker, and retreat leader. He is the co-founder of Triptykos, a public action programme for engaged compassion at Claremont School of Theology. He is also the host of The Hearth: Real Stories by Regular Folks in his home town of Ashland, Oregon.