I learned, a long time ago, about a particular saying from the continent I grew up on: "the times are urgent; let us slow down."
Bayo Akomolafe

Let Us Make Sanctuary

Let Us Make Sanctuary

Jun 16, 2022-- "In this podcast, Sounds True founder Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Bayo Akomolafe about how sanctuary is where slowing down and healing happens. They discuss: how the function of slowing down in urgent times is not about simply resting so that we can continue forward in the same direction, but about how to engage in deep inquiry about where we are going; pouring drink to earthan African spiritual technology that expresses our indebtedness to our ancestors and all that makes life possible; standing at the crossroadshow the ground underneath us is going through a seismic shift that is allowing the unsaid to now be spoken and intelligible; the invitation of the slave ship as a place of spiritual contemplation and as a site of renewing our connections with grief, loss, trauma, and tragedy; grieving as a form of activism; and more." (1661 reads)


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