Charles talks with Francis Weller about grief as a gateway to joy, to reverence, and to community, and the power of public grief to bring healing on a personal, community, and political level.
From this episode:
"We have this projection onto sorrow and grief as if it is some
depressed state, but it only becomes that way because of our avoidance.
We become oppressed by the weight of all the unexpressed grief in our
lives." - Francis Weller
"We will not have truly compassionate politics unless we are able to let
in the truth, and we can only let in the truth that hurts so much if we
have ways to process the grief." - Charles Eisenstein
Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Learn more about Francis on his website. You can also check out his organization, WisdomBridge.