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This I Believe

7.18.2008

I have missed hearing one of my most favorite programs from NPR for the past few months, This I Believe. I love the idea behind this project. Last night I was at a Yoga workshop where it was brought up that after food and shelter the need to be heard is most essential to our existence. This program is based on a radio program from the 1950's. I'm oh so glad they revived it, and are connecting all of us. Go to the site to browse the essays. They are absolutely amazing. Some make you cry, really. Some make you nod your head and quietly 'uh-huh'. Others make you a little uncomfortable or outright mad. I love them all.

Here's a little excerpt from a woman who lives in Colorado:
I believe in the human soul and its ability to connect with others. I believe in the transformative power of a single moment. I believe one of my life's most important lessons came when I least expected it.

AMEN!

2 comments:

Dee said...

I love This I Believe and don't
read often enough. Thanks for the reminder.

About the connection of human souls. I was just reading a little Walt Whitman before bed last night and underlined this passage:

"(You distant, dim unknown -or young or old-countless, unspecified,readers belov'd,
We never met, and ne'er shall meet-and yet our souls embrace,long,close and long;)"

As I've just discovered his work in the last two days and am completely loving, devouring, absorbing, and connecting with it all -it was like his voice jumped out from the pages and the dead poet was speaking only directly to me last night. It was so awesome. And even more awesome that your post today enabled me to share it.

liz said...

Hmmm- were you at the Women's workshop I did on this?