Earlier this year, I was invited to take part in a poignant photography project by British photographer Simon Bray. Nearly a decade ago Simon lost his father to prostate cancer and felt moved to start this project as a way to shine a light on the stigma of grief in our society, to 'act as a public declaration that death has lost its sting'.
"The stars are a set of templates that we put our own hopes and fears and non understandings and stories on and it’s really fun to find the ones that cultures that never talked with each other because they were separated by vast distances had the same thing." – Kevin Hainline
"Courage is a measure of our heartfelt participation with life with another with the community a work a future. To be courageous is not necessarily to go anywhere or to do anything except to make conscious those things we already feel deeply and then to live through the unending vulnerabilities of those consequences." – David Whyte
In this episode I talk with Austin Louis...
"Curiosity is the engine for both artistic and scientific enquiry about the world. It's time for a new age of curiosity to take flight - what if we could nurture a new culture of curious citizens, where everyone is enabled to ask questions, and to imagine our collective futures together." – Anna Starkey
"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings." – Fergal Smith
Karina is a yoga teacher with a background in academia studying psychology and philosophy. We covered a lot of ground, touching on: 📚 why her parents would confiscate abridged books from her as a child and the book she would love to write one day. 🏫 the story of how she left a career in academia to follow her curiosity in the yoga world 🧘♀️ the importance of becoming more Kinaesthetically literate in the 21st century 📖 the difference between knowledge and lived wisdom ❤️ her favourite untranslatable words 💫 her thoughts on yoga as a spiritual technology for re-connecting us with the 'bigness of the universe’ and all that which takes us beyond ourselves. 💬 "In yoga, our job is to stay open, to explore whatever comes into our sphere of awareness with a sense of curiosity and play, to allow ourselves to become fascinated by whatever comes alive for us in the moment." – Karina Guthrie