The plight of the refugee is both timely and timeless.
Often when covered in the news, headlines focus on the sheer number of refugees in the Middle East, North Africa, Central America… The number is so vast, it can be hard to relate to and even dehumanizing.
Today, you’ll hear the story of one little boy. First, how his life was interrupted and shattered as he was displaced from his home. Then, how his hope drove him and his decedents to an inspired life. This episode is for you if you could stand to better understand the plight of individual refugees or if you could use inspiration to reach beyond your current circumstance to something higher.
“Only curiosity about the fate of others, the ability to put ourselves in their shoes… creates this shock of recognition. Without empathy there can be no genuine dialogue, and we as individuals and nations will remain isolated and alien.” - Azar Nafisi
* * * * * Good Morning Friends!
My guest on the Live Inspired Podcast this week is Dese'Rae Stage. As a photographer, two-time suicide survivor, and founder of Live Through This, Dese'Rae is changing the conversation, culture and resources around suicide prevention, awareness and support.
In today's #MondayMotivation, I share three important things I learned from my conversation with Dese'Rae, and ultimately what it means in all of our lives.