In this introductory episode of the show, I’ll introduce myself and touch on my mission statement for the show; to equip you with real tools through engaging content around the theme of building INTERDEPENDENT relationships- like I saw my Aunties doing in India.
My favorite thing to talk about with friends is connecting in relationship; peering in (at self,) gazing up (at Spirit) and reaching out (to others.) These are the things I’m always talking about with my friends and family members, so it seems only natural to continue that conversation on the podcast.
When I listen back to this first recording, I can’t help but chuckle-still trying to get used to the sound of my voice. (deep breath) I do love the theme music though. Blair had me list a few of my favorite songs from the only decade that ever mattered when it comes to music- the 70’s! He incorporated a funky bass line from one song, an electric guitar sound from another… I’m especially fond of the sitar sound he used, what with my being Indian and all….. 🙂
You’ve heard the studies, you’ve read the articles about how interdependence is a key to happiness. But if you’re an introvert girl like me, this can be challenging. Especially when you’re used to being self sufficient.
First of all, let me say- American women are my heroes! (not that all American women are introverts, but a more than a few of my friends are.) And as far as my task-oriented extrovert peeps, when I think of all you get done in a day- it’s mind boggling. I’ve always wished I had a little more of your “Martha” in my “Mary.”
But as a whole, we (American women) are hurting and the worst part is, we don’t know it. The stats are there though and it’s undeniable- we’re relying on alcohol, medication and credit cards like never before.
It’s critical to consider interdependence, especially at such a time as this. I acknowledge that you may feel a little reluctant to jump into this idea of doing life interdependently with others because maybe you’ve been hurt like me. I’d feel hurt in a relationship, then I’d leave. Or I’d hurt someone, then they’d leave…
It never occurred to me that there might be another way-and now I know there is. Hurt people do hurt people, but like Christine Caine says, “Healed people HEAL people.”
I’ve learned a better style of relating & I’m excited to pass it on to you in small bite size pieces….right here on this show.
In the next episode, I will go deeper into my “why” for this podcast. Thanks again for listening! I would like to ask you- what questions you would like covered on the show? Write in on facebook or instagram and let me know- Karthi Masters or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Till next time,