In this episode, Benjamin tells us the way he’s practicing optimism about 2021.
Benjamin’s reflexive response to a passage in a book he was reading led him to acknowledge the depth of trauma that he (and, by extension, probably pretty much everyone) has internalized around COVID. This recognition led him to ask, "Is it too soon to begin the process of healing?" (This version with the intro restored!)
In which the theme of how certain changes in our lives demand us to take on a new identity, and for a story illustrative of this theme I chose the recording of the episode itself. Very meta.
Jerry and Benjamin discuss the events of January 6th and their broader implications in society. We identify the crisis we’re facing as primarily spiritual rather than political and talk about how to meet this crisis. The New York Times article that Benjamin mentions in the introduction can be found at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/us/politics/republican-party-trump.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage
On January 6th, 2021, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, incited a mob of his followers to storm the US Capitol building, and in doing so justified the existence of Radio Free Benjamin. I hope you’re ready, LSH Family, because our time is now. It’s time to change the world
Great job, LSH family, we made it: 2021. Happy New Year. It’s the first episode of 2021, and we’re off to a flying start. The major theme of this episode is how to thrive in this time of challenge, but we weave our way through areas as diverse as politics, skiing, relationships, practice, and home […]