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Return to Wholeness


Feb 21, 2022

It's almost a cliche at this point to talk about how polarized our society has become in the past decade. Many, it seems, would prefer that we remain bifurcated - especially those who profit and benefit from it.   Yet there is a growing number of individuals who've decided enough is enough with us vs them, unjust labeling and censorship of those who differ.  

In this episode, I humbly offer my voice to this conversation because I truly believe that this level of polarization is leading us only towards our mutually assured destruction.

 

Here's what I discuss in this raw and vulnerable solo episode:

  • Why it's important to me to add my voice and no longer buying into the false belief of hopelessness
  • An exploration of my evangelical upbringing and how that contributed to my own us vs them mentality
  • The human drive to default to "us vs them" and the role our nervous systems play in upholding this mindset
  • The role of social media and how hyper-connected we are in furthering our disconnection and misunderstanding of the "other"
  • Why it's imperative that we opt out of "us vs them" mentality and challenge ourselves to see people in their full humanity
  • The spiritual implications of "us vs them" mentality
  • How uniformity is not a prerequisite for making meaningful change
  • Some specific practices I am implementing to support myself and others in opting out of "us vs them" mentality and returning to wholeness within ourselves, relationships and collectively

 

Link to the book I referenced: https://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Impossible-Conversations-Practical/dp/0738285323/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1642709486&sr=8-1