#61 Transforming Your Pain Into Something Beautiful with Kayleen Asbo

Kayleen Asbo has been described as a cultural historian who has weaved together mythology, psychology, music, literature, and poetry all as different expressions of the quest for what it means to be really human.

Today, Kayleen joins me to share her story. She shares what’s behind her love for learning and she notes that you can transform your pain into something beautiful. She emphasises the power of gratitude, offering practices to cultivate it, and she points out that beauty is always woven into the darkness; you just have to shift your way of seeing. She talks about her heroes, sharing why each one makes the list, and she notes that goodness, truth, and beauty are all united. She talks about the power of pilgrimage and emphasises the importance of cultivating habits that contribute to your vitality.

“Don’t squander your pain.”
– Kayleen Asbo

This week on In the Doctor’s Chair:

  • Courage and resilience in Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, and why Beethoven was Kayleen’s first hero
  • Simplicity, surrender, and acceptance of our own failings
  • Why you shouldn’t squander your pain
  • Practices for transforming your pain into something beautiful
  • The power of gratitude
  • Mary Magdalene as fully human
  • Our interconnectedness
  • The power of pilgrimage
  • The importance of cultivating habits that add to your vitality

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