History and You, 30/04/2013
Love is misunderstood constantly for lust, infatuations, companionship, dependence, insecurities, and many other psychological maladjustments that plague the human mind. But love is not about the mind; it’s not even from the heart but rather, love originates from the very foundation of the soul, which rises to illuminate the heart to reach toward others and share the care with one another. For many, that’s too hard to do; for others, too risky; and still others, well, they don’t even bother to think about it.
Funny how it’s so much easier to love our kids, even love our own animal pets with so much more ease, than loving a human being. And yet, we’re always looking for a kind of love that can bring us to a happier state of mind. To love and be happy without guilt is one of the hardest things a human being can strive to do. Is it possible? I think so. Why? Because love is found in the simplicity within us. It is not cluttered with complexities nor is it limited in any way. Simply put: it’s easy, just drop and let go of everything that holds you, and make the choice to love someone, one person at a time, one day at a time, and you’re there.
David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., is a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer who works in Santa Barbara and San Francisco California. He combines Jungian, poetic, and mythic perspectives in his work with the intention of integrating the psychological and the spiritual. His books and workshops include attention to Buddhist practices.
Capturing the importance of the individual and how the past can put you in a position to make a difference in the present. History, as we have come to know it, is a collage of choices made, created, and driven by all of us. Our understanding of it only helps to measure how far and with what level of sophistication we can see the world and our individual place in it.
The individual, the everyday hero, who wakes up to work his day and returns home at the end of that work, is the focus of this show. People today live in an environment they seldom know because so little is known about history. Therefore, the variety of topics and history surrounding everyday people will be made current and relevant through insightful discussions. Topics for the show will include, but are not limited to, an informed and considered view of:
• Art and Culture
• Philosophy and Religion
• Ethnicity and National Identity
• Science and Technology
• Social and Cultural Issues
In short, the show will delve into the issues of human nature and how history can assist us to better understand and cope with these issues in our modern day world. With visits from professional guest speakers, as well as "call-ins" and emails from folks contributing their insights to the discussion, the show aims to provide the public with thought-provoking moments about the quality of life we are currently living and how to contend with it. The supporters of "History and You" feel that the volume of listeners will steadily grow given the variety and interconnectedness of topics presented in a way that appeal to a wide range of age groups, income levels, and demographics.
"History and You" will provide audiences with a reason and a forum from which to reflect, revisit, and renew thoughtfulness about their lives. This informed and discussion-oriented format tends to build loyal and passionate listeners. This is a show that creates a positive difference for every individual through its passionate and introspective look at people and their lives.