Summer Berries

Interdependence, #95

“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.” – Mahatma Gandhi

This Sunday, our show focuses on the concept of “Interdependence.” In Buddhism, there is another word for this idea: “interbeing.” Interbeing refers the relationship of individuals with one another, which is necessary for mutual coexistence. Whether we realize it or not, we are all “interbeing” with those around us. Our actions have a great effect on others; unkind words can hurt, a helping hand can change a life.

We are all interdependent, and interbeing. Always. The more independent we believes ourselves to be, the less likely this is the case. Happy Independence Day weekend to my fellow interdependent American beings. Thank you for reading.

Guests

Oscar Mokeme

Oscar Mokeme

Oscar Mokeme is the Co-Founder and the Executive Director of The Museum of African Culture in Portland Maine, DBA The Center for Sacred Arts. He has spent most of his adult life collecting, preserving and interpreting African humanistic art. He also conducts workshops on traditional healing practices of the Nigerian Igbo people. Mokeme comes from a long linage of Igbo Royal family healer practitioners called “Umu-dibia.” He is a direct inheritor of this sacred ancient wisdom. He holds the traditional priesthood title of Ugo-Orji and Ozo-dimani of Aborji-Oba in his native country Nigeria. Oscar has been awarded the traditional Arts Master, as a Traditional Healer by The Maine Arts Commission, and was awarded the Jefferson Award for Cultural diversity in the State of Maine.

Lila Hunt

Lila Hunt

Lila Hunt attended Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Advertising. After finishing college, she moved to South Florida and worked as a Personal Stylist for Neiman Marcus, as well as a Marketing Coordinator for Comcast. She then moved to Chicago to work as a Personal Assistant for a Foundation. Now she has just recently moved back to the Portland area and started at The African Center for the Sacred Arts as Marketing Director and appointed Secretary of the Board.

Pauline Dion

Pauline Dion

Pauline Dion is a champion of non-profit advancement, having held fundraising chairmanships for a number of organizations. She is currently serving on the boards of Boothbay Region Land Trust, Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund, First Radio Parish Church of America/Daily Devotions, Kickstart, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and Maine Preservation and is a member of the Boothbay Region Community Resources Task Force. A passionate lifelong sailor, Pauline is the President of the newly founded Boothbay Sea and Science Center.

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