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My guest this week is Scott Erickson, an artist, author, performance speaker, and creative curate who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art and moments that speak to our deepest experiences.
He is the writer and performer of two one-man shows. Wrestling with his own professional burnout and clinical depression, “We Are Not Troubled Guests” is a performance story-telling piece in which he navigates the surprising gift of an existential crisis.
His current show, “Say Yes: A Liturgy of Not Giving Up On Yourself,” juxtaposes story-teaching, participation, humor, and image curation as Scott walks us through the very personal and universal conversation about the death of a dream and the overwhelming voice of Giving Up in our lives.
He is the co-author of Prayer: Forty Days of Practice and May It Be So, and the author of Honest Advent.
I think our dreams are really about being the kind of person who can buy that thing, have that object, go on that vacation.
I spend a lot of time listening and thinking.
Every conversation ends up eventually hitting on, “Who are we? Why are we here?”
You know what happens when you make a lot of money and you’re still miserable? You spend that money on trying to medicate your misery.
Say yes to the gift of your incarnation.
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