Can a poem help us see the world fresh, ease our worry, heal loss? Can it earn a living out here in the real world? Most important, are we moved, inspired and informed?
Burn This Poem – A Primer on Forgiveness
Forgiveness? It can become your super power. Start with others. Slowly. Pace yourself. It’s no cakewalk, but forgiving others can often be a tad easier. A way to get started. Eventually, as your powers increase you can do the really heavy lifting of forgiving yourself.
The Meta Crisis... It's Too Late For Anything But Art
Real hope, meaning decent odds for passing through the coming political, social, and ecological bottlenecks we face throughout the world, will require a deep partnership between our minds and hearts. That is to say, our many civilization-threatening meta-crisis predicaments are too big, too mature, too complex for anything short of "artful" responses. Here's how...
3 Simple Reasons To Love A Poem
Of course, there's no algorithm or "set of rules" for writing (or for that matter, discovering) beautiful, stunning, memorable poems. But after working with thousands of people and the poems they fell in love with, I've discovered a simple set of characteristics that can help. Three essential qualities that can point us toward the poetry we are much more likely to appreciate and yes, love.
To The Other 99.9% of Earthlings
WANTED: HUMANS TO CREATE AND SPREAD NEW, HELPFUL STORIES... When it comes to the META-CRISIS we face, we not only have an old story, it's a bad story. The kind that's leading us off a very high cliff. Replacing our own story is the first step, and is more critical than ever.
Extreme Wealth Inequality is Dangerous... Just Ask AI
"You can have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, or you can have democracy. But you cannot have both." –U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (See what happens when artificial intelligence meets artful intelligence.)
Small Stories of Utter Happiness
Perhaps there's never been a time on this earth, when tiny moments of restful joy, and small islands of utter happiness were more needed. The recipe for moments of utter happiness is no mystery. It's one part Attention, one part Gratitude, mixed with a generous portion of "Let it Be-ism."
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!