Stepping Out of Fear


“The long helplessness of a child generated a sphere of softening, experimentation, and creativity in self-understanding and shared life. This is the biological groundwork for the axial move—stepping out of fear and into care beyond one’s self. The religions apprehended this long ago and wove it into language; compassion in both Hebrew and Arabic derives from the word for womb.”

-Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

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