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X97: How to Commit to Activism Without Being Consumed by Anger, Self-Pity, or Hate with Simran Singh

By September 2, 2022February 2nd, 2023No Comments

Standing up for what you believe in is, in my opinion, one of the most honorable things you can do. I feel proud, even when I’m up against resistance or my life is more difficult, because I know I’m living in alignment with my values and beliefs.

The problem is, fighting for a cause and spending so much time and thought immersed in your own ideology and surrounding yourself with people who think the same is both amazing and also the exact directions to create your own echo chamber.

I’ve also found that the more I fight, the angrier I become at the world around me.

So what do we do? How do we participate in activism without being consumed by anger or hatred or even self-pity or hopelessness?

That’s what we’re talking about today.

Our guest is Dr. Simran Jeet Singh. He is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program. He is Senior Adviser for Equity and Inclusion at YSC Consulting, an Equality Fellow for the Open Society Foundations, and a Visiting Professor at Union Seminary.

Simran is the author of “The Light We Give: The Power of Sikh Wisdom to Transform Your Life.”

We Will Learn

  • The intersection between hate and fear.
  • How to get comfortable embracing your discomfort.
  • A daily practice to keep your optimism while taking action.


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