The world today challenges us as we struggle with loss in the world. This brilliant, short talk by Judith Butler on how rage and grief are intertwined suggests that mourning our losses, instead of pushing them away, can change us in healing ways. She explains how sorrow is what lies beneath rage.... and non-violence can occur as we allow rage to "collapse into grief". Sorrow, she suggests could "show us what steps to take to preserve what is left of what we love." To think that welcoming an emotion that we humans want to avoid and bury could be our path towards our deepest healing.
I have never been so moved to recommend a performance; the power of Hannah Gadsby's brilliant "comedy routine" is a revolutionary work of art. Hannah demonstrates how trauma can be healed by telling our "stories properly". Embodying fury and resilience and deep connection, her bravery paves the way for her audience to walk away stronger. I am in awe of one of the best mantras ever: "There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself".
Nearly everyday, someone asks how to manage the difficulties of living with so much cruelty in our world. Watching children being torn from their parents at our borders is excruciating. Tara Brach, brilliant meditation teacher and psychotherapist, always offers sage wisdom and advice in navigating the pain and learning to be a better citizen of this troubled world. In this talk, she helps us recognize how we learn to make others "unreal humans", which then makes it possible to treat them as less than human.
Jimmy Hendrix said, "The world will know peace when the power of love overcomes the love of power". This beautiful little film will open your heart to the power of love.
Our right and left brains view the world and their roles in very different ways. Iain McGilchrist’s research on our two hemisphere’s ways of experiencing the world offers a challenging and important perspective of our current relational struggles and world conflicts. Watch for the upcoming documentary of the same title that he is creating with comedian John Cleese.
Daniel Siegel demonstrates how we carry a model of our brains in the palm of our hand, and how when we lose our tempers "we flip our lids". Dan is the brilliant originator of Interpersonal Neurobiology, and has helped change the way we understand ourselves as we relate to other human beings.
An beautiful description of how empathy is how we connect, while sympathy leads to disconnection.
In honor of Pride Month, a couple sweet videos on coming out.
Tara Brach posted this wonderful article in January 2018. It seems that every day since then, we are still needing help keeping sane, and focusing on compassion while still being able to respond to the circumstances of our world.
A delicious, delightful talk about creativity. Elizabeth Gilbert's passion for tapping in to our innate need to create is deeply nourishing.