The Magic of Vulnerability

an interview with Albert Flynn DeSilver

December 3, 2017

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Albert Flynn DeSilver speaks with Joanna about: stripped bare of identity; gateways into the stream of creativity; a calling from the world; the natural creativity of children; writing from the body; the magic of vulnerability; receptivity and love across species; another definition of success; praising our ancestors; holding the paradox of human experience; the sacred flow of being in the rhythm with the land; Dolores LaChapelle, one of the pioneers of Deep Ecology.

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. Albert has been practising meditation for more than twenty years and is known for merging the art of creative writing with evolutionary practice of mindfulness meditation. Albert is the founder of Writing as a Path to Awakening, which is about an embodied, inter-connected approach to creativity and writing – helping us reignite the joy, fun, spontaneity, and wisdom in our practice and process of writing. Albert currently teaches writing and mindfulness workshops at the Omega Institute, The Esalen Institute, Spirit rock Meditation Center and literary conferences nationally. His new nonfiction book, “Writing as a Path to Awakening” is based on his popular writing workshops by the same name.

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