402: Ironic Points of Light (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 25)

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Shimmering images, and no less shimmering experiences. Today's episode begins a series on beauty, poetry, myth, art and symbol as a response to crisis.
Taking our cue from W.H. Auden's poem, September 1st, 1939, and his recognition of the need to "love one another or die", we ask how, in the midst of fear – even of death – we can exercise our agency as human beings?
Poetry leads the way in and out of the questioning. Joining Auden in the circle is Rumi and William Stafford, providing images to shelter and transform. A conversation amongst friends, opening up to wider vistas of perspective and relationship: with our kids, with ourselves, with all our fellow beings. All reflected in each other like jewels in a great net thrown across the universe.
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Theme music by Ackport! Used with kind permission.
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