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I am Not Sorry
With a world population on the cusp of eight billion people (unbelievable!), I sometimes wonder if my single life matters. One person out of eight billion hardly seems significant.
Does my presence matter?
Do I deserve to exist?
I live in Canada, the 14th least densely populated country on earth. We have lots of land and few people. We probably have room for some of those billions, as long as they don’t mind all the rocks and trees and trees and rocks and water… (cue Arrogant Worms song here.)
In addition to being known for our pristine wilderness and Tim Hortons, Canadians are notoriously apologetic.
“Sorry” seems to be part of the Canadian identity. We make fun of ourselves for being this way. We apologize for being sorry. (Like how much more ridiculous can we be?)
I don’t want to overthink this too much, or take away part of our national identity, but the frequent use of the phrase “I’m sorry”, from a Canadian or otherwise, might be a clue about an individual’s sense of worthiness more than a guilty reaction about one’s offensive behaviour.
Definitely there are moments when personal responsibility requires an earnest apology, and “sorry” is the appropriate word.
But a shallow sorry (“Sorry I’m standing next to you in the Tim Horton’s line”) is like apologizing that you exist.
Don’t ever apologize for the space you occupy. It discounts what you have to offer, and it rules out what others are able to receive.
You don’t have to be sorry that you exist here as one in nearly eight billion that currently live on this blue-green planet.
You are worthy to be here as an individual.
We are worthy to be here as the collective.
Even if you’re a Canadian.
Join me for this episode if you question the value and contribution of your one life in the many, if you find yourself apologizing for your existence, and if you’re ready to embrace the truth that you’ve got nothing to prove and nothing to defend.
Music by Tru Genesis.
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The B-RAD Podcast
Who am I? Why am I here? Does my life matter? What is this all about?
Any of this sound familiar?
Humans have been wrestling with these questions for thousands of years. In my short lifespan, my jump into this stream of existential pondering has helped me find solace, swimming in the currents of spirituality, philosophy, music, creativity, and aesthetics.
These waters have transformed who I am, seeding and sustaining both my conscious awareness and expansion. They've given me clarity in defining and at least attempting to answer these types of questions.
The B-RAD Podcast is all about this transformation, both mine and yours. It’s as much about the questions as it is about the answers. For if the mystery is no longer mysterious then chances are we’ve left the stream in favour of sitting on the shore.
B-RAD is a play on my given name, Brad, but it's also short for be-radical.
When I was a teenager, radical was slang for "cool". Sure, I'd like to be cool (can you hear my kids laughing?), but the classical definition rings more true of my intent.
Radical means relating to, or proceeding from a root, it's about the fundamental nature of something.
The B-RAD Podcast is about digging down to the essence of self, un-earthing the multitude of layers we’ve accumulated over time.
We dive and we dig to reveal this inherent truth that lies within. Once we realize who we have been the whole time, we are then invited to become who we are meant to be, with both radical intent and action.
Who are you really? Who are you becoming? Are you swimming in this beautiful and vibrant stream?