Artists and creators have always held a special station in life, even if their work goes unnoticed. It is the artist who sees the details of life that we often miss, speaks truth to power and imagines into existence new ways of being. Central to the creative process is the source of inspiration, the Muse. When the Muse is present middling art and science is elevated to greatness. The Muse awakens the senses and ignites revolution.
The Oct 7th attack on Israel has ignited a new hot war in the middle east and a polarizing information war online. For many people around the world the conflict between Israel and Palestine touches old wounds of injustice as a cycle of religious violence repeats again and claims more innocent lives.
The birth of a new super intelligence make possible a golden age, freeing humanity from sickness, poverty and war. However, we have been given godlike power, without the compassion and wisdom of the gods. Snap Chat, Microsoft, Facebook and Google are racing to add AI functionality to their platforms to drive engagement. Whoever controls the most powerful Ai holds the ring of power.
After a hiatus Awake In Relationship is back! In this episode host Silas Rose talks about his personal bardo experience in the summer of 2022 and the vision for SEASON 2 of the podcast. In this short monologue Silas also discusses the rise of the loneliness epidemic, how our greatest asset - attention - is increasingly being fragmented and monopolized by algorithms and social fitness and the art of reconnecting in an age of constant distractions and dysregulation.
The longing for home and belonging runs deep, especially in times of crisis and change. Home is a place of comfort and safety and the container of our dreams. However, comfort can also trap us in a thick cocoon made up of our habitual patterns, relationships and emotions cultivated over years and decades. To know our deeper purpose and truth we eventually need to give up the familiar reference points of home for some new and uncertain.
The inspiration or 'why' of Awake In Relationship comes from a realization that many of the relationships we have relied on for generations of stability, comfort and wellbeing are in serious disrepair or breaking down in these times of change.
As we enter the fourth wave of the global pandemic polarization threatens to derail the public health response and divide family and friends. How can we meet the challenge of the climate crisis if we cant even have a conversation? In this instalment of ON AIR Silas explores the middle way - the rare space where love and our shared humanity reside.