“The gift of spiritual practices is that they cultivate courage, so that we will risk more for one another.” —Casper Ter Kuile
In this conversation we do a deep dive into his new book 'The Power of Ritual' which is out the day this episode airs, it’s honestly a perspective-shifting and heart-warmingly beautiful book on discovering the sacred amidst everyday life and seeing the world through the eyes of ritual. It's a real corker of a conversation! A few of the stories + questions we dive into are:
⛪ Some of his early experiences as a climate activist that unexpectedly led him to Harvard Divinity School
🙏 Redefining what it means for something to be 'sacred'
⏳ Why he loves the powerful idea of liturgical time
🤔 What he considers to be some of the enemies of ritual
📝 How to go about designing your own rituals amidst the lockdown.
❤️ Rituals that we've both created to foster meaningful connection with our respective partners amidst the quarantine
📆 How he has managed to create a secular sabbath for himself (and stick to it for over 4 years)
🧙♂️ His favourite Harry Potter scene (this is unexpectedly powerful!)
🎙️ The one lesson that he's taken away from working with the OnBeing team.
Where to find Casper on the interwebs
What is Curious Humans with Jonny Miller?
In our productivity obsessed culture we struggle to justify investing time or money into something that doesn’t have a defined outcome—this podcast is a journey to turn the lens of curiosity back on itself and nudge the rest of us 'grown-ups' to take their curiosity more seriously.