livecast/q&a/i mean basically a therapy session….for all patrons today with jamil zaki
first …. i wanted to thank you all for the responses to my “what about posting in covid” post yesterday.
the comments are incredible and i’m slowly going through them all. between all the platforms there’s nearly 2,000 of them.
and from the reading i’ve done so far, it seems like i should go back to making art and broadcasting it, because that’s what i’m best at and what people are craving. maybe when i get back from auckland (i got here yesterday) i’ll add some more art. move the piano and ukulele outside and just start streaming from the stream. the birds and the music and occasionally ash singing to people all over the world about butts. that seems to be what the doctor is ordering.
art. more art from the heart.
i am not surprised, i guess.
it’s funny how i forget the basics so fast.
i’ll write more next week when i get a chance to read every last comment. there’s a lot to unpack.
on theme….this heart, this delicate pounding thing in your chest right here. it hurts and is hard to use.
this weeks podcast (the deep-dive into empathy with jamil zaki of standford university and author of “the war for kindness”) feels like the right thing at the right time.
if you want to challenge your heart and brain to be a little kinder (especially to yourself), and even hear some science behind it … it’s good. one of the biggest takeaways for me was thinking of empathy like a muscle.
jamil speaks of his parents divorce being like an “empathy gun”, where he learned to train those muscles. i suppose he also could have looked at it like an unfair prison, where things he needed were withheld from him, and fuck the world. it’s all relative isn’t it.
i’m about to get on the net with him and do the follow-up live-chat and Q&A with him, and i have a feeling this is gonna be a deep and hard one. you’ll basically be listening to me getting a free therapy session from a world-renowned psychologist.
come on in. it starts at 4:30pm nyc time (nov 19th – that’s 10:30am on the 20th for me here in NZST).
make sure you’re logged into the patreon to tune in, join the chat with each other and start leaving questions for me and jamil:
the podcast itself, if you missed it, is here:
see you all soon.