Can a poem help us understand something important, ease our anxiety, heal a loss? Does the poem make sense to us? Can it earn its living out here in the real world? Most important, are we moved, inspired and informed?
Soul Talk... A Practical Guide
3 Soul Talk Questions...
What's the price of feeling disconnected from our soul? Has that price become too high to pay? What language is needed for our soul conversation?
Can Poetry Make Us Less Crazy?
I recently published an article with a online publication on the Medium platform called "Better Humans." It’s turning out to be one of the most popular things I’ve published. At the heart of the article is our question for this episode, Can poetry make us less crazy? The actual title went like this – How to Use Poetry to Live a Better, Saner, and Happier Life... What reading a million poems taught me about life! So for this week's episode, I would like to read the essay and make a few brief comments along the way.
How To Judge A Poem... Finding Language You Love
What makes a good, or even great poem? How do you separate the wheat from the chaff, providing yourself with the language you actually love and need for your life? Here's a simple roadmap to get you started...
Hope on Fire... Just What's Needed
What happens when hope must float in a sea of uncertainty, conflict, and loss? Can we create a more durable and resilient hope? A new fire-tested hope tethered to everyday joys, delights, and even tragedies along the way, a new hope tied not to a specific outcome but hope for doing the next right thing each step of the journey.
Poems For A Sacred Earth
What in your life would you work for, sacrifice for, serve and protect? The answer, of course is what you love and cherish. What if we were to widen our loving and cherishing boundaries? And beyond our closest loved humans and critters. In fact beyond humans to the wider community of sacred beings and the sacred elements that all living beings need to thrive.
How To Safely Ignore Poetry
How much can we safely ignore poetry? That’s a real question and we’re going to fearlessly try to answer it in this episode. What’s at stake? I would say many things are at stake. Join me now...
You are not alone
These podcasts have a way of dropping into your center and chasing out joy where you least expect it. Reading poetry outloud is a very different experience than reading it on paper. You feel Dale’s calmness iand you feel calmer too. It’s a wonderful way to keep poetry in your life.
Peaceful and centering
Loved the theme of this and the previous episode. Very helpful in getting back to center, especially in these chaotic times. Looking forward to the next episode!