World Visionaries • Spiritual Practices
Cultural Connections Podcast Series
Cultural Connections podcast series is based on a belief in the importance of listening and being heard, and the idea that we benefit from seeking out and honoring each other's unique perspective. Sharing our ideas and experiences is what makes life interesting, enriching --and fun!
Everyone has a story. I would go one step further and say that everyone has a fascinating story, and often hard-won wisdom to pass on. Sharing our stories has been a part of the human experience since Time immemorial. Neolithic man created cave art, Medieval troubadours sang of universal themes and today story-tellers of all ages seek to share and be heard on social media. We are hard-wired to discern the patterns in our life and connect with others through passing on the fruits of our introspection.
Making the time to listen to the stories of others is an act and on going practice that cultivates certain attitudes, beliefs and skills: openness, curiosity, humility, detachment, awe, identification, connection...and love. It means getting still, getting out of yourself, and getting a window into someone else's world.
Cultural Connections podcast series presents the ideas and stories of a cross-section of people around the world, and have likely led a different existence than you. Let them share their point of view, tell you what their life has been like, and expand your horizons!