The Psalmist calls it the Pilgrims Way.
Going through the balsam valley or the valley of Baca (literally in Hebrew: the place of weeping), we pray that it will become a place of springs, of fresh water.
Science researcher, Brene Brown, tells us that: “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity. . . It's not about winning, it's not about losing, it's about showing up and being seen. There is no creativity without failure.
“The valley of Baca - a place of Springs”
Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, offers insights into the power of kinship from his experience of mutual relationships with gang members on the streets of Los Angeles:
- Book: Gregory Boyle, Barking to the Choir
- Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/greg-boyle-the-calling-of-delight-gangs-service-and-kinship/id150892556?i=1000460178308
Reflecting on a non-dualistic way:
- On the way podcast: https://omny.fm/shows/on-the-way/on-the-way-episode-2-dom-fay-peter-catt-and-richar?in_playlist=on-the-way!podcast
Reflecting on creativity that comes from vulnerability:
- Brene Brown Ted talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?language=en
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