The Eloquence Of SilenceAug 16, 2023
In this episode, I am joined by Thomas Moore who is the author of The Eloquence of Silence and 24 other books about bringing soul to our personal lives and culture, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul. His work brings together spirituality, mythology, depth psychology, and the arts, emphasising the importance of images and imagination.
Ever pause to consider the power of emptiness in your life? What if it wasn't just a void, but a space for growth and transformation? Join us as we explore the concept of emptiness and its role in our lives. We delve into his fascination with this concept and discuss how treating feelings of emptiness and harnessing the power of silence can lead to personal healing.
Thomas and I also touch on the importance of clear communication and creating spaces of emptiness in our physical and mental spheres. Drawing wisdom from traditional Zen teachings, we explore the potential of emptiness in fostering authenticity in children and personal growth. Thomas shares enlightening interventions on creating opportunities for children to express themselves authentically, free from imposed agendas.
Lastly, we navigate through the significance of rites of passage and moments of subtraction in finding meaning. We discuss how the concept of emptiness aids in shedding obstructive agendas to experience true meaning. As we wrap up, we reflect on the relationship between emptiness, God, and silence, highlighting the immense accomplishment in stepping back from the busyness of life to simply be. Tune in for this transformative conversation on embracing emptiness and silence in our lives.
Points Of Discussion:
0:01:29 - Emptiness and Silence
0:13:43 - Silence and Clear Communication
0:20:32 - Being Empty, Important for Parents
0:26:29 - Teaching Through Opportunities and Emptiness
0:31:15 - Emptiness and Losing Oneself's Meaning
0:46:28 - Raising Children and Embracing Authenticity
0:51:34 - Emptiness, God, and Silence
Resources & Links:
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasmooresoul/
About Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore is the author of The Eloquence of Silence and 24 other books about bringing soul to our personal lives and culture, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul. He has been a Catholic monk and university professor and is also a psychotherapist influenced mainly by C. G. Jung and James Hillman. His work brings together spirituality, mythology, depth psychology, and the arts, emphasising the importance of images and imagination.
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