Life Itself: 3 Ways of Living Deeply


It was a delight to be a part of this podcast with Arthur Woods, a gentle and grounded storyteller. Arthur's life is one relentless pursuit of purpose, wholeness, and community.

Off the bat, you will be ushered into the gracious but insulated world of his childhood, then beyond into the wide space where one cannot control questions that are being asked, let alone the answers. Arthur's journey has taken him away from his religious community to life itself, and life itself has taken him back to a religious community. Through this full-circle journey, he has learned to give himself permission to change and make meaning.

Arthur outlines three ways to go about living deeply: self-discovery, integration, and community. He also describes a compelling way to take your mind where you might want to avoid taking it, but where it needs to go.

In his story you will also meet anti-gay protesters and awesome Jesuits, and stop by a Jeffersonian dinner. His story is like one healing chant. Make yourself a warm drink, find a comfy chair, and let Arthur's journey from faith to faith strengthen you.

Arthur Woods (@ArthurWoods) is the Co-founder of Imperative, a company reshaping the way we empower people and measure success in the workplace. He is a writer, speaker and advisor for leading brands on the future of work. Arthur previously worked at Google where he led operations for YouTube's Education division and oversaw YouTube for Schools.

Arthur co-founded the Compass Fellowship, the largest collegiate social enterprise training program and Out in Tech, the leading global LGBTQ technology community. Arthur studied Operations and information Management at Georgetown University and Project Management at Stanford University. He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a New York Venture Fellow and sits on the Boards of the Georgetown Technology Alliance, Compass Partners and Out in Tech.

In the hustle of modern life it's often difficult to stop, take a breath, and listen to those around you. We can learn so much simply by attending to the stories of the people around us. The monthly Life Itself podcast invites you to participate in sensible dialogue around interfaith experience from a variety of sources ranging from experts and religious scholars to students and community members worldwide.

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