“I speak gently, but with a clear voice. I’m sharing a hopeful message. It’s a message about building the world we all long for. It’s a message about leaving behind the disappointments of consumerism, and journeying to a culture of connection.”
The fields of psychology and neuroscience tell us we’re born for each other. And the field of anthropology tells us our need for each other was once beautifully met in the villages of the world. But these villages have since been over run by a mono-culture, a consumer culture, a culture we’re all born into. Listen to what happens inside each of us in this consumerist world, and learn how to open a door to the world you and I were meant for...
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We’re meant for each other. Yet we’re born into a world that asks each of us to make it on our own. It’s no wonder we struggle in this consumer culture. It’s a culture telling us to push aside our most basic human need — our connection to each other — and instead busy ourselves producing and consuming. So what in the world do we do from here?
Let’s explore the inner fall that comes for each of us when the village we were born for never arrives, when our natural desire for relationship is thwarted by humanity’s fall into consumerism. We’ll discover how this creates a fragmentation within us that mirrors the separation that has happened around us. Then, we’ll talk about the road home, the journey we each must take within our hearts, and in our lives, to reclaim our wholeness, and to ready ourselves for one another.
Here we are, all of us grieving — all of us suffering — whether it’s from loneliness or loss, or from trauma or tribulation. Yet our culture encourages us to deny our grief. It encourages us to “tough it out” and to “stop crying over spilled milk”.
There’s genuine power in welcoming our grief, and in expressing our grief with one another other. It’s a power that can transform both ourselves and our world.
Listen in on Carl’s engaging conversation with Anne, as together they explore grief in today’s modern world, contrast that to how our ancestor’s of not-too-long ago expressed grief, and talk about what happens when we bringing our grief out of the shadows and into each other’s arms.