Kamla Kapur is an award winning author, poet and playwright. She was born and raised in India and studied in the United States. Kamla now divides her time between living in the remote Indian Himalayas and in San Diego, California with her husband. She holds a Master’s Degree in Literature from Kent State University in Ohio and she studied Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. Kamla was on the faculty of Grossmont College in San Diego for 18 years and her stories, poems, and plays have been published in many prestigious Indian and American journals. In this episode, she and Eric use her new book, Rumi: Tales of the Spirit: A Journey to Healing the Heart, as a jumping off point to discuss the transformative powers we experience through various life experiences.If you are interested in learning more about how to integrate and embody spiritual principles into the moments of your daily life, Eric teaches people how to do just that in his 1-on-1 Spiritual Habits Program. Click here to learn more.Need help with completing your goals in 2020? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!In This Interview, Kamla Kapur and I discuss Transformative Powers in Life and…Her book, Rumi: Tales of the Spirit: A Journey to Healing the HeartThe deep wound to Rumi’s heart that transformed him and brought forth his treasured body of work that we now know and loveHow suffering can be our greatest tutor and guide in lifeThe idea of expansion and contraction in our livesThat when your heart breaks, it breaks open How suffering can open us up to being more aware and connected to our higher selvesThat those who transform as a result of their suffering are open to a different way of thinking as a result of the difficult things that happen to themThe transformative powers of hope, joy, and loveRumi’s stories of characters embracing sufferingHow all suffering has the power to awaken usThe transformative power of sufferingThe transformative power of acceptanceHow Rumi says, “When the candle of your youth dims, you have to light the candle of the spirit.” Actively ascending to our agingThe awe and wonder of existence and the mystery of life that we as humans can perceiveKamla Kapur Links:kamlakkapur.comTwitterInstagramFacebookIf you enjoyed this conversation with Kamla Kapur on Transformative Powers in Life, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Stephen MitchellMary O’Malley
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