Ben's Weekly Spark 1.20.19: The Sun Shines on the Women's March, My Interview & My Persp
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Happy Sunday friends!
I'm in Nashville this week for directing and writing sessions, and wanted to take a moment to connect with you about some beautiful occurrences...
THE SUN SHINES
ON THE WOMEN'S MARCH
(Pictured above: Women's March Tennessee 2019)
It was forecasted to rain this Saturday. Friday night my friend J'Nae and I drew a card from her deck to give us some insight into our experience with the Women's March. The card was "The Sun," and I smiled. When we woke up it was raining here in Nashville, the morning of Nashville’s Women's March—but we knew that the march would persevere, and this moment would come. Storms are temporary. They come and they pass. But the sun will shine again. I think we are beginning to see it peek from beyond the clouds...
***THIS WEEK'S SPARKS***
🔥 MY INTERVIEW ON ENLIGHTENED MASCULINITY
Was honored to get to speak with my brother John Litchenberg about what it means to be an evolved, adult masculine being. Love his series, "3 Steps" he's created and was glad to get to speak with him on this subject, check it out!
🔥 CARA ALLISON: YOGA & WELLNESS
One of my favorite people, Cara Allison has a beautiful energy, a bright heart, and her life's mission is to assist others on their healing journeys through loving acceptance, ancient yogic traditions and practices, and energy flow. Check out her Facebook page! I highly recommend booking a session with her if you're in LA and are interested in Energy/Bodywork, Yoga Therapy or Private Yoga.
🔥 MY NEW VIDEO & MY PERSPECTIVE ON GENEROSITY:
(Click above to watch my Patreon video. Thank you to everyone who has joined my Patreon so far!)
I've always been inspired by the Buddhist practice of "dana" or generosity. Buddhist teachers offer their services for free to the community, and in return the community gives back what it can to support the teacher's livelihood and survival. This practice of generosity ideally provides sustenance and abundance for everyone. And if someone is unable to give, they are not turned away. You give what you can, when you can.
I also love the idea of a Patron system, where we all are encouraged and empowered to support the artists we love so that they can create meaningful work sustainably. This encourages generosity in its own way and creative agency.
My approach to Patreon is a combination of these two systems. Most of the work that I'm creating will be offered for free to everyone, and I am happy to receive whatever contributions are in your heart to give to sustain it.
If you're interested in learning more about my Patreon campaign, click here.
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