Pema tells us how our suffering inclines us to blame others and the external world rather than change our relationship with our suffering by wearing leather shoes.
"Our soul’s voice reveals our deepest wisdom and our deepest wounds, which is why unleashing our soul’s voice is often our deepest desire and our deepest fear. We ache to be self-expressed, to be authentic, to totally let ‘er rip and yet we are terrified of being that vulnerable, that raw, that real. So we edit, shape or even shut up our unique soul’s voice in order to be accepted, successful, and even loved. But deep down in our bellies, where our power burns the brightest, we know we cannot be of service, we cannot be free, we cannot truly come alive if we aren’t sharing the truth of who we are. In this provocative talk Sera Beak shares her story, the history of women’s silence, and why unleashing our soul’s voice in our personal and professional lives is so essential in these modern times." For more information: serabeak.com and emergingwomen.com
The Ocean has spoken. It doesn't owe us anything - but we owe it everything. All of us. Even if you live thousands of miles from a coast, the ocean affects you every day. You can thank the ocean for every other breath you take. For food. For medicine. For protection against storms. But we're not showing our thanks. Instead, we're taking more than we need, and now overfishing, pollution and warming waters threaten the ocean's health. And if the ocean isn't healthy, neither are we.
So, will we continue to damage the ocean we all depend on? Or will we listen?
A short film about Ani Chudrun, and her journey from being a Top Gear presenter to becoming a Tibetan Buddhist nun.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
"What would you do if a spirit voice asked you to sit for an hour a day and take down its messages? Would you question your sanity? Would you write?
In From Scared to Scared, I share the beautiful poetic lessons from that Voice and honest personal essays reflecting on living that wisdom.
From Scared to Sacred